Let's Tell Stories premieres the Storyteller blog to help parents understand the many benefits of storytelling.
From time immemorial, storytelling has been the way a people communicated their history, knowledge, ethics, and culture to future generations. This long-established method is as valuable now as it was then because not only does storytelling teach in the traditional sense by conveying information, it teaches the whole child. Storytelling develops children’s imaginations, their language skills, and their minds, instilling self-confidence and a sense of community.
Many educators, researchers, and storytellers advocate that storytelling can contribute significantly to early literacy development. Significant research has been compiled over the years on the correlation between oral storytelling and literacy and reading comprehension.