ERIC Number: ED319517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Told Tale: Oral Storytelling and the Young Child.
Zobairi, Nillofur; Gulley, Beverly
The importance of oral storytelling for children is examined. Inital discussion focuses on: (1) the purpose and benefits of storytelling; (2) the importance of storytelling in the early childhood setting; (3) development of language skills, including oral communication, nonverbal communication, and mastery over story material and story language; (4) the fostering of listening skills; (5) stimulation of imagination and creativity; and (6) development of social and other personal skills. The discussion of storytelling in the classroom extensively explores the topics of the teacher as storyteller and the child as storyteller. Guidelines for teachers are included in the discussion. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Atlanta, GA, November 2-5, 1989).