It’s bed time… you go upstairs to the bedroom with your child and watch or help as he/she gets ready for bed. Once they are nestled in, a typical next step is a bedtime story.
But how often have you told a story? Not read a story, but TOLD one from memory?
It’s an interesting question and points to a fact that we have as a culture lost a significant amount of the “oral tradition” that dates back to the dawn of history. People have always told stories. In words, songs, poems, etc. It was long the role of the bard, the troubadour, the storyteller to relay those stories and tell the tales. It was that way for hundreds and perhaps thousands of years.