Picture this:

…a teacher holding up her laptop or tablet and a circle of children listening to her and following the digital images of her imagination, completely absorbed in the world she has been weaving for them through her narration.

Now Picture this:

 

http://handsonblog.org/2012/11/26/7-tips-for-better-storytelling/

The image is the same, it’s just the technology that changes, and books were new technology in the history of mankind, too, not so many centuries ago!

 

Storytelling & Language Acquisition

Much has been written about the importance of storytelling; bedtime stories form a part of our first contact with books, with language, as well as forge bonds between parent and child, storyteller and story listener, both engaging in a type of communication that goes beyond the narrative itself.

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