Stories at Play©

Watch preschool children make a metaphor come alive. Dynamic storytelling + interaction. Promotes language development and social skills.

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Performances & Classroom Enrichment

Pompous tigers …  girls that fly. Folktales, fairytales and myths entertain AND teach. In the classroom students find a narrative and develop structure before putting pen to paper.

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Professional Development

Every teacher tells a story … or should!  Improve information retention, foster empathy and compassion, and encourage children to write.

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Business Bootcamp

How to you ask your clients, funders, employees/volunteers?  A story works best. Find out how.

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Stories in the Streets

A passion to use storytelling to drive literacy and raise community awareness.  This non-profit fosters community storytelling by putting stories everywhere.  Registered 501(c)3 founded by Nicolette Nordin Heavey.

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Watch Our Story Video!

Nicolette is telling story of an adapted African Folktale, Lion and Mosquito, teaches young children good manners without lecturing…


Nicolette Lived a "Storied Childhood"

Nicolette lived a “storied” childhood. The product of a British mother and Swedish father, she traveled around Europe and the Middle East. Nicolette uses her life’s observations to create stories that open doors of learning and personal growth. She tells, gives workshops and does storytelling residencies for preschoolers through adults.

Nicolette is Seen Weekly At

Nicolette is seen weekly at The Book Rack in Newburyport; tells and gives teacher workshops at Bright Horizon Children’s Centers; is a roster teller/teacher for a high school personal narrative development program, StoriesLive©, and is currently providing multiple “Family Engaged Literacy” programs in Methuen, N. Andover, Andover and Lawrence to deliver storytelling through the support of the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council (Lawrence, Mass.)

Nicolette Tells Folktales and Original Fairytales

Nicolette has been selected to tell folktales and original fairytales at the Boston Globe Children’s Festival, Three Apples Storytelling Festival, and Sharing the Fire, a conference for New England storytellers.   She has also won acclaim for her personal narratives; she has been twice a monthly winner at massmouth’s Boston story slams; was awarded third place overall for her personal story in 2010; and was selected to perform at Slam Nation (First Person Arts in Philidelphia) in 2011.


  • “When Nicolette enters the room, she brings joy and excitement to everyone.  Her presentations make stories come alive. The children are always involved and interested.  We love to hear her stories!”
    Linda Menard
    Preschool Teacher, Bright Horizons, Nashua, NH
  • “She was excellent! Her stories were very appropriate, engaging and interactive. Nicolette is energetic and able to hold the attention of various age groups with ease. An added surprise was that she gave each child a story (The Mitten and its props) to take home and hopefully retell with their family. Several parents commented on how much they enjoyed her. We are hoping to be able to invite her back again…she was wonderful!
    Diane Nutt
    Director, KidStart, Lawrence, MA
  • “I enjoyed your performance and could tell that the children did too!  Your original story “The Quest” was exciting and I think the opportunity to participate in the story made the time even more enjoyable for the children.”
    Children’s Room Librarian
    Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA
  • “I love you….the kids love you and we love the way you handle the whole program…. Very smoothly and professionally… with a smile…. Can’t wait to see you … kids are psyched!”
    Patty Frey, English Teacher
    Lynn Classical High School
  • MKT


    Stories in the Streets is supported in part by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement

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    Coordinated Family and Community

    CFCE of Brockton Stories in the Streets is supported in part by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement



    Stories in the Streets is supported in part by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement

  • Parkhurst Brothers Publishing

    Parkhurst Brothers Publishing

    Stories in the Streets is A NSN 2015 Regional Spotlight Event for the Northease region and program sponsored by Parkhurst Brothers Publishing.  

  • NSN


    Stories in the Streets is A NSN 2015 Regional Spotlight Event for the Northeast region.

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