By Donna Doll-Yogerst, Family Living EducatorScreen Shot 2015-02-26 at 11.32.59 AM

Stories help children make sense of the world. Children who hear stories more often may do better in school. How can you make stories a part of children’s daily life? How else are stories beneficial to children?

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Read the fact sheet:


  1. Froyen, Laura (2014) Family stories a special holiday gift for kids, UW-Extension. Retrieved from:
  2. McCormick, John. Dad, tell me a story. Retrieved from:
  3. Krulik, Nancy. Five Essential Elements of a Story. Retrieved from: