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BUILDING WONDER LANDS

“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”

—LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

Storytelling is one of the most important tools parents and educators can use in art making, as it deeply engages children in the process. Using story as a background to art making can help motivate children who are not inclined to make art.

There’s research that points to a child’s ability to tell their own narratives and stories as an indicator of later literacy performance. When we ask children to create their own narratives, we’re accommodating not only different learning styles but also honoring each child’s unique point of view.

EVERY CHILD HAS A STORY: UNLOCKING LITERACY PLAY

I’ve found combining story making ...

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