June 24, 2011

The Power Of A Story

Posted by Becka
This is from the Investigator Club, a newsletter I get and LOVE to share!!

Engaging preschool children with storylines and characters
By Sarah Sprinkel, Florida Virtual School

Annette Simmons, author of The Story Factor, says "Story is one of the most respectful ways to share knowledge, and thus, one of the most effective because it allows people to come to their own conclusions." "Life's riches are bequeathed in stories." The brain remembers stories, while it may forget facts and figures. All over the world, children repeat, "Tell me a story, tell me another story." Why? Stories attract children by communicating what it means to be human. The very act of hearing a story puts children in the mode of participating in another person's life, a way to organize and interpret human experiences. Through stories, children know what people are like, what they do, what they need, and what makes them do what they do.
Stories, both written and told in the oral tradition, sustain us.
  • Stories are rich in ideas and language.
  • Stories tap prior knowledge and experiences
  • Stories help children draw conclusions.
  • Stories are key to one's sense of identity.
  • Stories teach social and personal skills.
  • Stories improve listening skills and expand memory. 

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Work At Home mom of 4 young kids, Nick the Sportsman, Michele the Princess, Wyatt the Wild One, and Evan the Baby.Bachelor in Early Childhood Development and Education, with 20 years experience. I could not ask for anything more!


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