Wonderful stories can inspire language development, increase connections, supports visual literacy, teach morals, and encourage a love of literature. When stories are shared in diverse ways they support children’s different ways of learning. Stories read connect children to illustrations and printed words. Stories told mesmerize young listeners who are able to imagine the setting, story and characters in their mind. Songs and sounds catch the attention of other children and make intricate connections throughout the brain. When stories and songs are combined they create an exciting learning event that captures their attention, interest, and invites participation. During these happenings with stories, young children become involved by actively participate in contributing sounds, phrases, gestures, and making suggestions.  Experience the joy of stories shared read, told, and sung.