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Telling stories with children: videos

0-8 years

In these videos, storyteller Anne E. Stewart talks about how telling stories with children helps them learn language and develop literacy. You can watch and listen as she tells a selection of traditional stories to a group of children and their parents.
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Telling stories with children

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In this short video, storyteller Anne E. Stewart talks about telling stories with children. She says storytelling promotes literacy and language and gets children ready to start reading. Stories about family and culture also give children a sense of their place in the world. You can use actions and rhymes to get children involved in the story.

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Telling stories with children: Mook Mook the Owl

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In this short video, storyteller Anne E. Stewart tells the story of ‘Mook Mook the Owl’. You can use words and actions to tell this simple story to your own children. Telling stories with your children helps them develop language and literacy. It’s also a great way to have fun together.

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Telling stories with children: How the Years were Named for the Animals

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In this short video, storyteller Anne E. Stewart tells a story about the Chinese horoscope and how Buddha named the years after animals. Telling stories with your children promotes literacy and language development. It’s also a great way to have fun together.

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Telling stories with children: The Old Lady and the Mosquito

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In this short video, storyteller Anne E. Stewart tells the story of ‘The Old Lady and the Mosquito’. You can see how to tell a simple story with your own children using basic props and actions. Telling stories is a good way to have fun with your child and help your child develop language and literacy.

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Telling stories with children: The Crocodile

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In this short video, storyteller Anne E. Stewart tells a story about a man who tries to catch the crocodile that has been eating his chickens. You can see how to tell a simple story to your own children using words and actions. Stories like this are fun for children, and help them develop language and literacy.

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Last updated or reviewed
25-11-2013

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