Once Upon a Time, There was a Rainbow Dinosaur

Kathleen Harris


The imagination and wonder of fantasy inspire storytelling for young children. When this synergy takes place, instruction can be planned to enhance children’s overall literacy and social learning experience. Research has indicated a strong foundation in early literacy and social skills demonstrates higher levels of reading achievement in early elementary years. This article addresses how using dialogic reading, an approach to reading that engages young children by making them active participants in the story, with iPads can be a teaching strategy for supporting early literacy development and social skills. When children say it, hear it, touch it, and see it, all while combining imagination, technology, and social skills, there really is a happily ever after!


early literacy; dialogic reading; iPads; children's interests story telling; early childhood

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