Why tell? What’s the difference between reading aloud (holding the book in your hands) and telling a story (using your own words and not those of Hans Andersen or Roald Dahl or Julia Donaldson or J K Rowling? Believe it or not, it’s a very different experience and, while reading aloud to your child is also hugely beneficial and is strongly encouraged, telling a story has many distinct benefits . . which I explain in this video! Indeed, the whole reason for doing this series of videos – rather than publishing yet another book on storytelling – is to give you clear examples of storytelling in action!