Benefits of Storytime
- integrates visual (pictures and words) with auditory (spoken words) to facilitate language learning
- provides opportunities for turn taking
- increases listening and attending skills
- encourages early literacy skills and phonological awareness
"Children not only learn word meanings from listening to adults read to them, but through conversations with them. During these exchanges, children will often hear adults repeat words several times. They may also hear new and interesting words that stick out to them. The more oral language experiences children have, the more word meanings they learn."
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