Stories Are Still an Effective Learning Device
Chadron Record (Chadron, NE)
March 9, 2005
Teachers and other early childhood professionals were reminded at the recent Early Childhood Conference at Chadron State College that a simple story can still be an effective learning device.
Opalanga Pugh, an acclaimed storyteller from Denver, focused primarily on how important stories are to a person, a person's culture and how stories can be used to educate children or anyone who is willing to learn.
"Long before radio, long before television, long before Playstation 2 or the Academy Awards there was a storyteller," she said. "The storyteller had a position of high regard because they were expected to be the entertainers and also had to remember what was passed down through the ages."
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