Story Telling For the Gadget Generation
In The Horse And His Boy, by C.S. Lewis, when Avaris is asked to tell her back-story she, "...immediately began, sitting quite still and using a rather different tone and style from her usual one."
I was reminded of this passage the other morning when I asked my 4 yo to narrate a story for us to include in a package to a nephew who is currently away at army boot camp. My 4 yo, sat up a bit straighter, put his hands together, took a deep breath and began. I expected one of several stock phrases such as: once upon a time, one day, or once there was a...
Nope. I had forgotten, my son is of the Gadget Generation. He falls asleep most nights listening to his big brother's books played off my ipod. He began his story without a trace of sarcasm but with great solemnity, "This is Audible."