How Storytelling Has A Positive Impact On Children

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Abstract Many researchers believe that storytelling has a positive impact on children in terms of their oral language development and fluency. According to (Genishi & Dyson, 2015) story telling engages both sides of the child’s brain thereby allowing them to create a context where certain words be placed during conversation or any form of communication. Stories make children imagine therefore creating motion pictures in their brains and as such the children can copy and say the same words on their own while playing or imitating the story characters. Stories develops the inner world of imagination and creative thinking. Children tap into their imaginative minds and provide their own imagery. As such children can easily create meanings of unknown words. Just like storytelling, read aloud sessions have also been shown to boost children vocabulary and correct pronunciation, thus improving their oral skills. Children aged between three to five years have a higher concentration and listening skills, so stories considered to be a great tool to promote their phonetic knowledge and to hone their presentation skills. Children have to remember key points of the plot and character names. This is an excellent exercise to enhance memorization skills and it also may help guide children in their oral language. (Zipes, 2013) Mahew P. Gallets and Kim (1999, p. 182) stated that “storytelling today is increasingly recognized as having important theoretical and…
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