Storytelling: A must-have tool in your kit to teach kids
We are surrounded by so many stories that kids need and deserve for a better learning experience. It can bring lessons about minor things and kids can grasp them easily because of the story. There are a lot of emotions in a story that pushes the feelings of a child and plays a huge role in their growth as well. The story brings in some essentials like moral values, new ideas, and ways to tackle different problems in life. The stories should focus on the language as well, no matter which language it is but it should be in proper words and sentences so that children can learn about linguistics and communication as well. Stories can also be used to light up your dull child and can be used as a mode of entertainment. Children learn by absorbing different things around them. The habit of storytelling would reflect in their style. They will adopt some healthy habits as per the stories told by the parents. The preschools have always adopted the method of storytelling for their kids and it has worked well so far.
Here are some benefits that your kid would enjoy if you’ve indulged him/her in the storytelling process during the early years.
Full of Moral Values
The little ones love the stories because of the suspense and fun they carry. Stories can be a lesson, it can act like any lesson your kid is being taught in school. We all have heard stories that conclude with a moral value during our childhood days and those are the virtues that we consider as good habits till now. That is the impact that such stories leave on the back of the mind of a young one. The stories make children imagine the whole scenario and they tend to differentiate between the good and bad in real life. You can teach morals like kindness, wisdom, honesty, compassion by slipping them into your stories.
Remarkable Listening Skills
The suspense, thrill, and fun of a story build patience in a child. The child concentrates on the words and develops listening skills which are even helpful in their learning at school. Good listening skills are the priority for having good speaking and communication skills. The better you listen, the better you grasp and respond. Children learn sentence formations, the right use of words in their speaking, thus leading to a better interaction with their teachers at school. Children develop the power of concentrating on certain topics and stay away from their minds wandering here and there.
Children have this habit of remembering and rearranging the scenarios which they like in their heads. It can be a great exercise for their minds and they can sharpen their memory through it. The more interesting they will find the process, the better they will start remembering. It can be a great boost to their studies as well.
Imagination is not just about thinking random things and building your own world. It is a skill that enhances your thinking power and results in some creative ideas and implementations. A child with good imagination skills can bring innovative ways to tackle different problems and also be effective at their studies. Activities like storytelling urge children to think out of the box. Such activities are usually organized at a preschool to foster the imagination of a kid. They use some interactive activities that add to the stories and help kids more effectively.
Strong Cultural Understanding
Through stories, several issues are raised that are related to the kid’s culture and are part of the society. The parents need to make kids aware of such things. It is a great and happy way to teach kids some serious thighs that they are going to face in their lives ahead. Even some personal stories could be a great lesson of how society works. The better you choose the story, the better the kid would understand. The kids’ schools inherit the culture in their activities in one way or the other.