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The English Language In 30 Accents (Animated)

If you like my Redneck and Nigerian accents then check out my Christmas 2012 special (even if its not Christmas anymore): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_v_...
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StoryKid, Created By Literature PhDs, Is An App That Helps Young Ones Tell Stories (And Their Parents, Too)

StoryKid, Created By Literature PhDs, Is An App That Helps Young Ones Tell Stories (And Their Parents, Too) | English | Scoop.it

"Children are known for how much they love to play make believe, and StoryKid, an app introduced today during the Disrupt Hackathon in New York, takes this and gives it a new twist by offering a series of pictures as visual cues for a child to tell a story based around them. StoryKid is aimed at children aged 2 to 5 who are already talking but may either be too young or just starting to write. Created by two comparative literature PhDs from Columbia University, the idea is that this will, in turn, help bring children into the world of story telling and literature. And as co-founder Tianjiao Yu tells me, it can also be used by parents when they’ve run out of inspiration for their own made-up bedtime stories."


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Peter Fruhmann's curator insight, April 29, 2013 4:51 AM

As rudimentay as the idea is, I like it. You can't start early enough with storytelling, it's crucial for children's contextual understanding of texts and their language and vocabulary development. And maybe it's even going to work better for parents to help them make up new stories to tell (!) instead of reading them to children. There's nothing wrong with the imagination capacity of children, it's the adults who lose that power along the way...

Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 29, 2013 2:16 PM
Sounds like something for the grandkids. I'm going to check it out. Thanks, Gregg!
Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:17 PM

This sounds like fun. Thanks for finding it, Gregg!