What Happens When Children Read or Hear a Story?


Monday’s Parenting Thought
When Your Children Read or Hear a Story
  • They can experience things they don’t experience in real life – being on a farm, owning a pet, having superhero powers, etc.
  • They can learn about things they need to know – how to safely cross the street, deal with bullies, care for animals, etc.
  • They hear and see what happens when people act in different ways with each other – bossy, nice, helpful, mean, etc.
  • They hear and see different ways that people feel – mad, sad, scared, happy – and what they do about it.
Inspired by Mr. Zinger’s Hat by Cary Fagan
More about storytelling at: The Importance of Storytelling