Storytelling tips
Posted in Kid Stuff » For Mom & Dad on Monday, January 11, 2010

Kids getting bored with "Goodnight Moon"?  Here are some storytelling tips from Nili Yelin (a.k.a. “The Storybook Mom”).

Shake, Rattle, and Read
Before you begin a book, tell your child to stand up and wiggle around. It engages the senses and shakes out the sillies so he can focus on the story.

Say No to Monotone
Play with volume (loud whispers build suspense), pause, speed up, or slow down to accent the action. Make a lovable character sound like a grandmother and a villain sound like a lion or tiger.

Encourage Imagination
Ask your child to look at the cover and guess what the story is about. Before you finish the tale, prompt him to imagine different endings.

Make It Interactive
Invent a magic word; when it comes up, have your kid clap his hands or freeze. Get him to say aloud the phrases repeated throughout the book. It all sharpens attention to detail.

Oh, the places you’ll go.

 

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