Wednesday Wisdom | Stimulating Storytelling

by Megan on April 28, 2010

In storytelling, the stimulus of words brings about the production of inner images, an extraordinarily creative play involving the entire brain. Each new story requires a whole new set of neural connections and reorganizations of visual activity within — a major challenge for the brain. . . . So neural potential goes unrealized and development is impaired — unless storytelling and play are provided on a regular basis.

— Dr. Joseph Chilton Pearce, from The Magical Child