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Family Trees Come to Life Through WVU Nursery School 'History Museum'

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Steam boats, rotary phones and old currency were on display Friday at the WVU Nursery School as students tell their family’s story.

Preschool students held an open house and showed off project’s they’ve worked on all year. The goal of the family history project is to encourage children to ask questions about family members and ancestors.

Barbara Warash, the nursery school's director, said simple storytelling can provide a huge boost to a child’s social development.

“One of the main things in the development of literacy is the rich conversations that children have with each other, with teachers and with their parents," said Warash. "This provides that vehicle.” 

Warash hopes students will keep their projects, so they’ll serve as a history book for their families.

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