This research summary focuses on the practice of oral storytelling, which has been
shown to enhance emergent literacy and language development in young children. A
thorough review of the literature revealed the need for parents and other adult
caregivers to gain awareness of multi-faceted approaches to emergent literacy.
Specifically, it is important to grasp that a love for literacy develops through
experiences with adult caregivers. In fact, oral storytelling appears to be just as
important as reading to children when discussing potential keys to emergent literacy.
Oral storytelling is a contributor to emergent literacy and assists children in
becoming motivated to approach literacy.
What does that have to do with your practice in a Preschool or Childcare setting? How can you use the research to further your work with young children?