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UM Psychology Community Talk: 7 Ways Children's Storytelling Skills Impact Literacy Development

Nicole Gardner-Neblett, Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Abstract: Did you know that by the time a child is two or three years old they can tell a simple story? These early storytelling skills can help children develop a strong foundation for building later reading and writing skills. Research suggests that opportunities to practice telling stories helps children develop stronger language skills and a better understanding of how stories are structured. This presentation will review seven ways that young children's storytelling skills can impact their literacy development. The presentation will also share tips on how best to support young children to become better storytellers.

Bio: Nicole Gardner-Neblett, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist whose work focuses on the individual and contextual factors that promote children’s language and literacy development. She adopts a strengths-based approach to understanding children’s development and identifying effective practices to transform the early learning experiences of young children. In particular, Dr. Gardner-Neblett’s work examines the oral narrative, or storytelling, skills of African American children and the implications for literacy development and educational practice.
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