How To use smell in storytelling

Displayed below is an article I’ve written for Early Years Educator magazine that explains how I use props – including smelly things – in some of my favourite stories for children under 3 years old.

I also talk about things that went wrong for me. I love hearing about other people’s mistakes, so I thought the readers might enjoy mine!

Sometimes I think I use too many props, especially when I am lugging them around. A once said to me “it must be great being a storyteller, you can travel light, just you and your voice”. I had to laugh…