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Storytelling has been proven to work with a variety of populations and audiences in teaching literacy and communication skills, self-esteem, tolerance and so much more. Be sure to check out these resources for more information on why this ancient art is still important today.


Why We Should Teach Empathy to Improve Education

Empathy in the Time of Technology: How Storytelling is the Key to Empathy

Storytelling Arts, Inc. – Tested and Proven

Scientific America – The Secrets of Storytelling: Why We Love a Good Yarn

Currents in Literacy – Creating Literate Worlds: The Effects of Storytelling on Children’s Writing

Oral Storytelling: A Cultural Art that Promotes School Readiness




Storytelling Arts, Inc. Blog – SAI Storytellers write this informational blog on stories, storytelling, storytelling in education, and their vast experiences working with different teachers, students, and families


YES! Youth, Educators, and Storytellers Alliance – A special interest group of the National Storytelling Network. 

YES! – Storytelling and the Common Core

Stories for Young Learners – A List of Stories for Younger Audiences

Resources for the Storytelling Classroom


Video Resources
Stories Out Loud


Storytelling in Preschools


What Teachers Have to Say