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Mariposa in the Schools
We have been introducing Ontario young people to oral cultural traditions in music, dance, storytelling, spoken word and interdisciplinary experiences grounded in the collective creative expressions of world cultures and reflect our common humanity and experiences, since 1969. Our programs link world cultures and generations, and inspire, challenge perceptions, explore and discover new meaning and understanding of the interconnectedness of all things.

Sally Jaeger
Sally is an avid advocate of developing early literacy skills, creating the first of three parent child programs in the early 80s in Toronto including Lullabies and Lap Rhymes and Mr. Bear Says Hello for infants to pre-schoolers that she continues today.

Carol Ashton
A founding member of Storytelling for Young Children, Carol delights in mixing charming tunes along with original and traditional interactive rhymes and stories with young children and families.

Mariella Bertelli
Mariella is a storyteller and children's librarian, telling stories to people of all ages. Her rich repertoire includes folk and fairy tales, myths and legends, as well as personal and original stories. She tells in both English and Italian, sometimes blending the two in an intriguing narrative tapestry.

Storytellers Picnic (Teddy Bears Welcome!)


Three of the city’s finest children’s storytellers welcome kids of all ages. Interactive storytelling, songs, rhymes and movement – teddy bears welcome! 

Featuring Sally Jaeger, Carol Ashton, Mariella Bertelli.

In partnership with Mariposa in the Schools

Suitable for ages 2–5