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Why teaching our children to be great storytellers, matters.

On this page, we explore the significant benefits of storytelling and theater involvement in childhood development. Research shows that children engaged in storytelling and theater often achieve higher SAT scores, exhibit superior reading comprehension, and demonstrate enhanced attendance, concentration, motivation, and problem-solving abilities. Dive into the curated articles and studies below to understand why nurturing great storytellers is crucial for our children's academic and personal success.


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Cremin, T. (2014). Developing Creativity Through Drama (pp. 25–40).

Davies, C., Knuiman, M., & Rosenberg, M. (2016). The art of being mentally healthy: A study to quantify the

relationship between recreational arts engagement and mental well-being in the general population. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 15.

Güngör, A. (2008). Effects of Drama on the Use of Reading Comprehension Strategies and on Attitudes

Toward Reading. Journal for Learning through the Arts, 4(1).

Hainselin, M., Aubry, A., & Bourdin, B. (2018). Improving Teenagers’ Divergent Thinking With Improvisational

Theater. Frontiers in Psychology, 9.

I’m a Mom and a School Nurse: Here’s How To Know When To Keep Your Kid Home Sick From School. (n.d.).

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The Arts Contribute More Than $760 Billion to the U.S. Economy. (2018, March 6).

Turner, H., Mayall, B., Dickinson, R., Clark, A., Hood, S., Wiggins, M., & Samuels, J. (2004). Children engaging

with drama: An evaluation of the national theatre’s drama work in Primary schools 2002-2004. In Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London: London. [Report]. Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.

UCL. (2017, November 17). Audience members’ hearts beat together at the theatre. UCL Psychology and

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