Welcome To Stories My Nana Tells
Dear Parents and Grandparents
My name is Lesley Dewar and I’ve recently retired from a very successful career in sales, real estate and financial services spanning over 40 years. I am an Australian grandmother, an avid surfer of the net, a published writer and as the author of Stories My Nana Tells, I am constantly travelling, browsing, researching and uncovering the unusual.
Stories My Nana Tells is a new family membership site that delivers proven, quality stories every two weeks, to engage children in a journey of discovery, fast learning and exploring new things.
Bungy jumping in New Zealand; Helicopter flights across icy mountains and rocky deserts; White water rafting in Bali and Swimming with dolphins in Hawaii – Travel, health, family, pets and quirky ideas make Stories My Nana Tells very engaging for the whole family. As a Nana, I write on a wide range of topics including haiku, travel, gardening, history, science, the internet and beyond. I write my stories as both entertainment and education for children.
Do You Want Your Child To Love To Read?
Stories My Nana Tells does just that! The stories are around 2500 words, thoroughly researched and finished off with 12 to 20 questions to encourage young readers to interact with the story. We have wonderful photographs and illustrations to make them even more interesting – and we guarantee they will spark the curiosity of your children and grandchildren in nature, the environment and the world around them.
The photographs are carefully chosen to enhance the story and add to its appeal. Where a reliable source can be found, we also include direct links to other information on the internet.
Why A Red Helicopter? Because this Nana has lots of stories to tell and life is fast! So, jump aboard and come fly with us into a new and exciting world of stories. Stories My Nana Tells is an online Family Membership site, which will dispatch a new story every second week. Each subscribing family will be notified by email when the new story is ready.
Here’s a look at some of the story topics coming up in the next few weeks:
- He Looks Like Elvis
- An Expensive Lunch
- Where Have All My Spiders Gone?
What Do You Need To know about Lesley Dewar?
Lesley Dewar has been described as having “the ears of a bat and the eyes of a hawk” – being able to focus on small events that can be brought to life through her passion for storytelling; a skilled researcher who knows how to uncover the unusual and verify the truth.
She has been a published writer for over six years. She has built an international reputation on Twitter and LinkedIn as a skillful networker and communicator in the new world of social media, including being The Silver Surfer on a new Australian National Broadcasting website for the ABC.
Lesley Dewar is an active campaigner for conservation issues and draws her young readers into observing the need for conservation through her “self-us-now” style of congruency in speech and action.
She has appeared on Australian TV on the Kerri-Ann Kennerly show; been interviewed by the international press and radio and is an excellent public speaker.
If you are a busy executive or travel a greal deal, these stories are a great connection between parent and child, as well as a fun learning experience. We guarantee children will love them.
You may be separated by distance and want the story to come “from you” as a way of generating and strengthening contact and your family relationship. It will help build a common link for telephone calls, visits and discussions.
It’s simple and easy to share the stories, from anywhere
in the world, with a child you love.
Who Subscribes For Stories My Nana Tells?
Our subscribers are parents, teachers, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Stories My Nana Tells is a great gift to share throughout the year with children aged 7 – 12 yrs old – or even younger. You might like to have the stories to read to your children, yourself. Or have an older brother or sister read them as part of a family activity. It will be easy to chat together about the story.
If your children are aged 7 – 12yo, these are the right kind of stories for them.