Storytelling in preschool linked to reading later.

( New research links storytelling ability among African-American preschoolers and the development of kindergarten reading skills. Study leader, Nicole Gardner-Neblett, of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, found that preschool oral narrative skills were a significant predictor of emergent literacy for poor and non-poor African-American kindergartners. Oral story telling has been an important part of the histories of many peoples—and an especially rich aspect of the black culture across the African diaspora. Read Article

Gardner-Neblett, N., & Iruka, I. U. (2015). Oral narrative skills: Explaining the language-emergent literacy link by race/ethnicity and SES. Developmental Psychology, 51, 889-904. Read Abstract

Author:             Dave Shaw
Publish Date:   8.5.2015