Sara Moylan is a veteran Quaker School teacher, an expressive arts specialist, and young children's advocate. She brings her puppets, her musical whimsy, her story teller's magic, and her love of writing with children for all to enjoy.
Does your heart not swell with wonder at your young child's visions of the world: talking animals, enchanted forests, dramatic monsters to tame? The young child has access to the world of imagination in a way that will soon pass. If your child is given the time and space to explore her own vast inner realms , she will be able to find her way back when creativity is needed to solve the challenges of adult living.
Story Making With Sara Moylan offers that precious time and space to discover the treasures within through dramatic play and original story. It is a joyous and playful way to grow more confident in self expression and to support the cognitive development of this special time.
* Singer, Actor, Director, Writer
* Music, Movement and Drama instructor for young children
* Body Awareness and Movement instructor for adults and children
* Birthday Party Entertainer
* Voice instructor
* Music, Movement and Drama Teacher for Friends School of Atlanta
* English, Music, Movement and Drama Teacher, Loja Ecuador
Raffie, the giraffe, is so amazing in her ability to understand and love everyone. She first belonged to Marshall Rosenberg, because of her huge heart. Giraffes have the largest heart of the land animals! She helped Marshall show people how they could love each other more in the Nonviolent Communication workshops. She was a true star in the workshops! Everyone loved her! Her career changed on the day that she met Sara. Sara asked Raffie if she would come to work at The Friends School showing children how to make adventure stories. Raffie said she would!
Raffie loved the idea of making stories with children. She knew it would be fun, and that the children would learn to be kind and happy while they were making stories together. So Raffle went home with Sara and played all kinds of characters on a real stage!
Now Raffie helps produce the stories for Story Making with Sara! She loves getting to act and sing with Sara, the children, and her best friend Jack, the jackal. Sometimes Jack needs a little help remembering how to be kind, or even confident. Raffie is so patient with him when he is grumpy. She knows that he is still learning to speak in a friendly way. She loves him so much!
When Raffie is not acting in stories, she likes following butterflies, and then drawing what she remembers. She also likes making up songs and singing “Happy Birthday” at birthday parties. Her favorite food is pineapple ice cream.
Jack, the jackal, originally belonged to Marshall Rosenberg who loved to teach people about how to be kind and peaceful. He loved working with Marshall in his Nonviolent Communication workshops. But one day Sara met him at a workshop and fell in love with him.
She really, really wanted him to come live in her family. He loved Sara too, so he gladly went home with her to be in her family. Since then he has loved helping Sara and many children make up and act out stories; first at The Friends School of Atlanta, and now as part of Story Making With Sara!
He loves acting and singing and grooving with Sara and the children. His last two favorite roles were the witch who steals magic power from a magician, and the pesky coyote pirate who keeps bothering ships at sea! He is very lovable, but he likes pretending to be mean just for fun, and to make the story challenging and exciting!
His best friend is Raffie, the giraffe, and his favorite activity is catching mice! Sometimes he gets nervous when he meets new people, but a smile is all he needs to feel happy again.