Published on : 9 April 2019

Reading and Sharing Stories can:

  • Help your child get to know sounds, words and language, and develop early literacy skills
  • Learn to value books and stories
  • Spark your child’s imagination and stimulate curiosity
  • Help your child’s brain, social skills and communication skills develop
  • Help your child learn the difference between ‘real’ and ‘make-believe’
  • Help your child understand change and new or frightening events, and also the strong emotions that can go along with them.

Just by looking at books with your child, you can be a great storyteller and a good model for using language and books. Your child will learn by watching you hold a book the right way and seeing how you move through the book by gently turning the pages.

Reading stories with children has benefits for grown-ups too. The special time you spend reading together promotes bonding and helps to build your relationship.

Storytelling and Songs

Reading isn’t the only way to help with your child’s language and literacy development.

  • Telling stories, singing songs and saying rhymes together are also great activities for early literacy skills – and your child will probably have a lot of fun at the same time. Sometimes your child might enjoy these activities more than reading.
  • You might like to make up your own stories or share family stories. Your child will learn words and develop language skills from the songs, stories and conversations you share together.

We also offer Story Telling Sessions at SHOW BOX, the in-house performance studio at PLAYBOX that features a variety of age-specific workshops and activities to facilitate development, learning, bonding in a fun, creative and playful environment. These Story Telling Sessions can be arranged on special occasions and also upon request. Interested parents can request a Story Telling Session at PLAYBOX with our in-house Story Telling Expert by contacting gm@playboxkids.com

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