Children's storytelling

Storytelling promotes the development of young children’s brain. According to research, listening to parents/teachers’ reading and storytelling promotes the development of young children’s imagination, language and emotions, while strengthening their relationship with parents, teachers and peers.

In this website, we provide quality storytelling resources, which includes links to storytelling videos by English native speaking teachers, recommended award-winning storybooks, and storytelling skills for adults. We hope to support both ECE teachers and parents to use this magical tool – storytelling – to create a sense of wonder for our precious children.

1. Discover Children’s Story Centre

This is a storytelling video community on how to tell stories to children from 3 to 11 years old. Teachers inside the video shows facials expression and change of tone according to different part of the story.

https://discover.org.uk/storytelling-resources/

(Discover Children’s Story Centre 2016 Registered Charity Number 1070468)

2. Storytelling tips for early years

This article shares why storytelling is important and provides so useful tips. There are also some storytelling activities and ideas.

https://www.ndna.org.uk/NDNA/Campaigns/Walker_Books/Storytelling_tips_for_early_years.aspx

 

3. Storytelling (Written By: Wendy Bowkett)

Useful storytelling ideas such as how to create story corner, how children could sit while teacher tell the stories. Here, teachers are also reminded to observe children’s listening, understanding and memory of the story.

https://www.teachearlyyears.com/learning-and-development/view/storytelling

4. 2021 Winners: Newbery, Caldecott, King, Printz & More Awards from the American Library Association

 

This is a list of 2021 award-winning children’s stories compiled by New York public library. The top storybooks recommended include ‘When You Trap a Tiger’, ‘We are Water Protectors’, ‘Before the Ever After’, ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’, and ‘Everything Sad is Untrue’.

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2021/01/25/youth-media-awards-newbery-caldecott

 

5. Family Reading Club under Hong Kong Public Libraries

This is the web link to the Family Reading Club under Hong Kong public libraries.

https://www.hkpl.gov.hk/en/kids/reading-club/family.html

6. Quality reading-aloud stories:

  1. David Goes To School by David Shannon​

  2. A Bad Case Of Stripes by David Shannon​

  3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar​

  4. The Day the crayons quit​