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Oral Storytelling: A Cultural Art That Promotes School Readiness


September 1, 2006
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This article explores how early childhood educators can use story-telling as a culturally sensitive, age-appropriate learning tool to promote young children's school readiness.

Oral Storytelling: A Cultural Art That Promotes School Readiness

by Stephanie M. Curenton (September 2006)

Summary

This article provides a literature review on oral storytelling and suggestions for the use of oral storytelling to promote school readiness and early literacy skills by young children. The author concludes that early childhood educators should view oral storytelling as an art form in which children express their individuality and their cultural background. This article appeared in Young Children, Volume 61.

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