Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 20, 2013
WhoHasTheRemote.com believes that grownups should work to develop the reading skills of all children. While the process of reading consists of following words along a page, children need visuals to stay engaged in a story. In answer to this call, the Portland Children’s Museum is currently featuring an exhibit titled Storyland, where children play along with books through story-themed games and activities. As reported in The Oregonian, the exhibit has been a huge hit with children, teachers, and parents.
Books aimed at children under the age of seven have traditionally used visuals to engage the minds of little readers. The visual component serves as training wheels that guide children along through the book, from elementary school to the more complicated readings that youth will encounter as teenagers.
Adults often forget the importance of visuals in the rearing of young readers. Storyland has helped redress the matter by turning the visualized component into an interactive form of engagement that parents can witness firsthand.
With reading on the decline amongst segments of the population, the Storyland concept can and should be replicated at home in the form of family games. The stories employed could be drawn from books, comics or even some of the children’s programming seen on dish tv. To cultivate the reading skills in children, more households should adopt the concept of interactive storytelling.
WhoHasTheRemote.com hopes that books and storytelling remain an integral part of the rearing of small children. However, children can sometimes get restless with books when there are no accompanying visuals. By mixing visuals and activities into the whole experience, stories become more engaging in the minds of little ones.
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