Why Stories Matter?

Experiences in Storytelling
*Expands and develops listening skills
*Lengthens attention spans
*Creates better readers & writers
*Expands vocabulary
*Broadens word recognition
*Helps develop imaging and creative ability.
*Teaches the concept of beginning, middle and end
*Introduces listeners to a body of literature that might not be found in books!

Interactive Storytelling
*Improves speech and oratory skills
*Encourages following directions
*Builds self-esteem
*Diminishes negative self-consciousness