Roscoe Orman Named AubibleKids’ “Chief Storyteller”

Sesame Street Dad, by Roscoe Orman

Sesame Street Dad, by Roscoe Orman

In his new role as Chief Storyteller for AudibleKids, Inkwater Press author Roscoe Orman will educate children and parents about how listening to stories helps young readers develop reading skills. He will also narrate books and serve as a “roving ambassador” for AudibleKids’ services. Regarding AudibleKids’ promotion of MP3 players as learning tools, Mr. Orman said, “When Sesame Street began, television was a new and even controversial medium. But we showed how that technology, if used correctly, could become a powerful learning tool. I see the same kind of opportunity emerging today as parents and educators increasingly view iPods with skepticism. With AudibleKids, I believe we can help turn these players into magnificent storytellers, tools for learning, and a way to promote a lifelong love of stories and language. Mr. Orman is beloved by generations of families, who remember him as Gordon on “Sesame Street.” He has published two books through Inkwater Press: Sesame Street Dad: Evolution of an Actor, a career memoir, and Ricky & Mobo, a children’s book inspired by an episode in Mr. Orman’s childhood. To order Sesame Street Dad and Ricky & Mobo, visit our online bookstore, InkwaterBooks.com. Source