Literacy Learning at Work!
Updated: Oct 18, 2017
At a recent First Chapter workshop, kids explored storytelling through hands-on activities while parents learned new ways to boost language through storytelling.
Storytelling may seem like a just a fun thing to do to pass the time, but children gain incredibly valuable literacy skills through storytelling. Besides developing imagination and creating a platform to share wisdom, tradition, and family history, stories help develop oral language skills. Children learn about ways to use their voice to express themselves, they learn new vocabulary and how to use vocabulary in new ways, they also learn how to pause when speaking and how to use language for dramatic effect. Children develop their ability to listen. When we tell a story without a book to act as a guide, children must listen to all the details to understand what is going on.