33 min

155. Why is storytelling important for children? with Children's Book Author Jesse Byrd What I Want to Know, with Kevin P. Chavous

    • Education

Storytelling is one of the most powerful learning devices. Not only does it play a role in a child’s language and cognitive development, but it can also teach them about the world around them.
What are the benefits of storytelling? How can children’s literature help develop important skills? And how can we encourage a love of storytelling in our students? 
In this episode, Jesse Byrd joins Kevin to discuss the importance of storytelling for children.  
Meet Jesse
Jesse Byrd is an award-winning children’s book author and the youngest African American NPR Foundation Board Member.
Jesse has performed readings of his children’s books to over 25,000 kids and partnered with Airbnb Experiences to provide families and corporations with virtual storytime experiences during the pandemic.
This is, What I Want to Know.

Storytelling is one of the most powerful learning devices. Not only does it play a role in a child’s language and cognitive development, but it can also teach them about the world around them.
What are the benefits of storytelling? How can children’s literature help develop important skills? And how can we encourage a love of storytelling in our students? 
In this episode, Jesse Byrd joins Kevin to discuss the importance of storytelling for children.  
Meet Jesse
Jesse Byrd is an award-winning children’s book author and the youngest African American NPR Foundation Board Member.
Jesse has performed readings of his children’s books to over 25,000 kids and partnered with Airbnb Experiences to provide families and corporations with virtual storytime experiences during the pandemic.
This is, What I Want to Know.

33 min

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