Historical Fiction, Telling Stories, and Language Impairments
Worlds Awaiting - Season 4, Episode 31
- Aug 24, 2019 4:00 pm
- 53:17 mins
Non-Fiction versus Historical Fiction Children can benefit greatly from understanding history. Especially when they learn about the past cultural events that have shaped the world that they live in today. There are many different ways to learn about history. From history classes, non-fiction books like biographies, and even historical fiction. Today Rachel has on the phone Lauren Tarshis an author of historical fiction. Storytime Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews or live readings of picture books or poetry. Today we have a reading of two poems: “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth and “Nature” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Telling Stories Stories are a very important part of the development of a child. Children usually begin telling stories on their own, although they might not realize it. Our job is to help them engage with their own stories and embrace them. Today I’m in the studio with storyteller and educator Randy Evenson. Language Impairments Growing up and learning how to socialize with the world can be hard for any child. But it’s especially hard if a child has a language impairment. Many parents do not know how to spot it or where to go to get the help a child needs. That’s why Rachel has Martin Fujiki and Bonnie Brinton in the studio today. They are both speech pathologists, and professors’ of communication disorders. Librarians' Table Today we are around the librarians' table with Elizabeth Smart, and Emily Darowski, academic librarians here at BYU. They are here to explain the process of scholarly communication.