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Why stories are important

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Many people look back with pleasure on their favourite stories from childhood.

Story time with your children can be a special time they remember all their lives. Whether you tell stories or read from books, stories are one of the ways children learn to enjoy reading. The books and people they read about can become like friends.

Reading aloud to babies and children is important in their early years and has an impact on their development and future learning. Stories can help children cope with many feelings and problems and they learn things about the world just by enjoying the story.

To read more about telling stories

Have a look at the Parent Easy Guide  Why stories are important 

Want more information?

Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) South Australia

  • Phone 1300 733 606, 9am-4.30pm, Mon-Fri for an appointment. 
  • Parent Helpline Phone 1300 364 100 For advice on child health and parenting
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