Reading + Storytelling
There are many ways to do Play Talk, in addition to talking:
We all know that reading to children helps them learn. Studies show that what helps children’s brain development and learning the most is reading in an interactive way. Interactive reading is a way of reading which actively involves children – even those who can’t read yet – in the reading of a book. Adults help children become engaged in the story by asking them questions, pointing out what is happening on the page, and connecting the story to a child’s experience.
Sharing stories with young children is good for their brain and language development. Children develop listening skills, build memory and creative thinking, and learn new vocabulary. Storytelling is also a way to have special time with young children and share your life experiences and social values.