Children learn at a very fast pace when they are younger, this is often referred to as their absorbent mind. It is very beneficial for the child when parents take every opportunity to promote learning, especially at this stage in their development. One great way to promote early development and learning in children is through storytelling. In a daycare or preschool like our preschool and daycare in Astoria, New York programs often incorporate storytelling in their curriculums.
From us here at The Day School of Astoria, here are a few benefits of storytelling for early child development.
- Promotes Communication Skills
Children are naturally curious, so you expect a lot of questions when telling a story. This is one reason why storytelling is a great way to help promote your child’s communication skills it encourages them to ask questions and converse. This will help them better make friends in places like our universal pre k in New York.
- Helps them learn new words
Storytelling can help expand your child’s vocabulary. You could start with stories with simple words and work your way to more complicated words. Children will often ask what these words mean, all you need to do is explain to them what the words mean and how to use them. Storytelling will also provide children context on how to use different words.
- Promotes imagination and creativity
Storytelling is a great way to help promote your child’s imagination and creativity. Imagination and creativity are important tools that help promote children’s learning and development. A good imagination can help children better understand the world around them and their lesson and learning by promoting their analytical skills. Most daycares like our Astoria daycare in New York, incorporate activities like storytelling to promote their imagination and creativity for this reason.