The Impact of Storytelling on Young Ages
Keywords:story-telling, linguistic development, child rearing, language acquisition, psychological development
AbstractThe present study aims at determining the influence of stories read or told on psychological and linguistic development of young school children. Although pupils are required to gain skills of listening in order to go through story-telling classes, it was observed that this very basic skill could also be enhanced by story-telling sessions as well. Stories are essential elements of child development as it helps in both native and second language acquisitions. Young age pupils are very fond of stories and familiar with narrations as they may have heard from their parents when they were younger which they seem to enjoy very much and have great pleasure in predicting next events that may occur in coming chapters indicating cognitive involvement as well. As for second language acquisition literature proves that it helps in memorizing new vocabulary and new phrases. The present article aims at providing a general viewpoint on psychological and linguistic development of young school children through the influences of story-telling. By doing so, it is also aimed to emphasize the importance and key role of story-telling on child rearing.
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