Interactive literacy and storytelling events teach children the societal functions and conventions of reading. They also link reading with enjoyment and satisfaction thus increasing children’s desire to engage in literacy activities.
The integration of storytelling extensions into other content areas throughout the curriculum helps foster children’s development.
Active participation in storytelling increases children’s interest in books and the reading process. Storybook retelling enhances background information and sense of story structure. Through retelling, comprehension and language skills develop.
Follow up activities help children reconstruct meaning. Retelling engages children in holistic comprehension and organization of thought and allows for personalization.
Nursery Rhymes included:
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Nursery Rhyme Cube
Jack Be Nimble
Little Bo Peep
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Old Mother Hubbard
If You're Happy and You Know It