09 Mar Storytelling and Literacy Skills
Storytelling for Strong Literacy Skills
Did you know storytelling is a great way to engage literacy skills for children of all ages? Make it into a game by taking turns adding to the tale!
Wordless picture books are perfect for this. One person tells a story about what’s happening on the page. Then pass the book to the next person who turns the page. What happens next in the story?
If you don’t have any wordless picture books at home, you can substitute with a mixed bag of toys or other objects. Take turns drawing an item from the bag (no peeking!). How does the new object change the story?
This gives children the opportunity to hone their communication, social skills, and creative analysis while having fun!
Wordless Picture Books
Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin
Resources for Introducing Storytelling to Children
Silly & Sillier by Judy Sierra
The Brain Power Story Hour by Nancy J. Polette
Growing a Reader from Birth by Diana McGuinness
Inclusive Literacy Lessons for Early Childhood by Pam Schiller and Clarissa Willis
Storytelling can be a powerful way to reinforce literacy skills and connect with your child. We hope you try some of these activities!