Learning English using Children’s Books and Stories

BeachBabyBob

Just to let you know that if you want to learn another language, such as English, using children’s stories to do it is a great idea.  Before you read on, let me introduce myself.  My name on the internet is BeachBabyBob and I am 71 years of age, and I am a retired school teacher and storyteller.  I have been telling stories to children for decades, and I always enjoy it!  I also know all the best stories, just so you know.  If you are just learning English for the first time, you’ll want to explore basic language.  Children’s books teach basic language, and have the added feature of being very entertaining.  So, if you know someone of any age who wants to learn english, whether they are young or old, just tell them to listen to me re-telling some of the best children’s stories from the past 50 years and they will soon begin to grasp the language and gain fluency.

#1 – Great stories have a beginning (exposition), middle (complication), and end (resolution).  In the exposition, the author mentions the theme, the characters, and the setting.  The complication begins with the first problem.  There are many problems in the complication, and they are all resolved, to some extent.  The complication ends with the climax, which is the last problem in the story.  The resolution is the wrap up. Everything is figured out.  Where the Wild Things Are is a great example of this.

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

where the wild things are

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This is a great children’s story with fantastic artwork and a wonderful story from 1963 that has since been made into a movie.  It’s about a boy named Max who is sent to his room without any supper for being bad, at which point, some very strange things begin to happen and he enters the special world of the “wild things”.

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