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Raising Summer Readers Tip #48: Combine art and literacy by encouraging kids to make their own storytelling prompts!

In several earlier posts, I discussed the benefits of frequent storytelling — how it nurtures language, imagination, creativity, and the narrative thinking skills required for comprehending and writing good stories (See tip #22, #24, #28). As was mentioned in these prior tips, storytelling … Continue reading

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Raising Summer Readers Tip #28: Buy a canvas and some paints, find a picturesque place, and paint what you see!

If you’re looking to give your kids a break from your typical summer day in the sun, devote a morning to “painting-a-scene”, a fun way to merge artistic expression and storytelling (See Tip #22 for my simpler travel version of paint-a-scene). All … Continue reading

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Raising Summer Readers Tip #24: Travel Tip — When traveling, use Rory’s Story Cubes to prompt oral and written storytelling.

There are many reasons to engage kids in frequent storytelling (it’s fun, it nurtures creative thinking). One of the greatest reasons why storytelling is so important is because it builds strong narrative skills, which are crucial for reading comprehension as well … Continue reading

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