Sample Education Essays on Storytelling in ECE

Storytelling is is one of the oldest, most powerful forms of teaching. In fact, it offers many excellent benefits for all children- infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children. Some of the benefits include:

Improves Language Skills
Boosts Memory
Develops Creative Thinking and Imagination
Enhances Cultural Understanding
Increasing enthusiasm for reading
Enhancing community among children
Improving listening skills
Encourages writing, since school age children will want to write their own stories
Keeps children engaged in learning
Encourages purposeful talking and discussion
Watch the following videos, while watching pay careful attention to the role of storytelling in the classroom

Initial Prompt:

Watch the videos, then respond to the videos in a professional, reflective manner.

Did you learn something new?
Did the subject resonate with you?
What did you see the teachers do to facilitate storytelling in the classroom?
Second, what does this mean for you as an early childhood teacher?

What is your responsibility and how will you help facilitate storytelling?
Give a specific example of a strategy you could use.

Your initial post must be at least 250 words. Be sure that you use what you have read to reflect and respond critically.