How to Tell a Great Bedtime Story - Deepstash
Storytelling and reading

Reading to your children is an indispensable tool. Storytelling goes hand-in-hand with reading to help children develop language and story comprehension.

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How to Tell a Great Bedtime Story

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Every story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Every story should also include a conflict and a resolution.

If you need a bit of help, folk tales can be an excel...

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When telling a story, use pitch, pacing, and pausing to keep your child hanging on your every word.

  • Pauses create suspense and curiosity. You can use strategic pauses ...

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The advantage of telling over reading is that you don't have to hold and look at a physical book. You can use your face and hands to gesture and make eye contact.

Use your h...

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A story can be changed around. If your kid wants to change the character, you can do that. A voyage through the seas can become a journey to Mars. You can change the sequence, the character...

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The idea is to use props or live musical accompaniment and let your child join in on the action.

Find an instrument, and as you tell the story, your child scores it. Or you ...

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