Is your child fond of stories? Here’s how to channelize it
One of the most fun activities for kids today is online storytelling. Why do you think it continues to be so popular even in today’s digital age where everything from movies to videos is readily available at our fingertips? This is because platforms like Yellow Class clearly show that with their short stories for kids and other fun hobby classes, children still attune to the basic philosophy behind appreciating stories they listen to.
We have all grown up, listening to stories from our grandparents, parents, relatives and even older siblings. Stories are sometimes the best way for little ones to experience a humungous variety of emotions, ranging from love and affection to power, sadness and even fun and simple happiness.
Why are children fond of stories?
It is a given fact that children absolutely love stories. They love listening to stories. Stories are the only thing with the power intact to convert any scenario into a better one. If a child is not eating, tell them a lovely story and they will start eating naturally. If the child is bored at home, engage them with the right story!
Does your child need to relax and calm down while diverting his/her mind elsewhere? Yes, you guessed it! A story is all you need to make your child happy! Children also need to have their excess energy to channelize and distract at times. Storytelling takes care of all these aspects and with aplomb too!
How storytelling helps?
Storytelling plays a vital role in channelizing your child’s interest in stories from an early age, helping him/her understand plots, twists, turns and outcomes along with exercising his/her imaginative powers. It helps greatly in enhancing memory and language skills along with sparking curiosity which is vital for boosting the imaginative skills of the little one. It also gives him/her new perspectives and perceptions regarding the world that is around them.
Reading stories from varied cultures will open up the mind of a child towards the diversity of the world surrounding them while also helping them understand many types of people and their motives/actions. Storytelling is also a means of passing on history and tradition to the next generations. It is a highly interactive and engaging method of spending more quality time with your little ones which will also boost the bonds that you share with them.
Creativity is the key
This will also make children feel more cared for, loved and adored. They will feel closer to you than earlier as you both are fond of stories. Experts feel that you can make story reading interesting for little ones by including enactments or various expressions and emotions in the process. Exercise creativity through reading stories since it fosters imaginative thinking in children. You can teach your child literally anything with the help of stories. They will learn subconsciously and absorb these lessons for a lifetime as per experts.
Stories are far beyond mere engagement and entertainment. They are a great way to communicate messages without preaching directly. Stories may also help children get more comfortable with their surrounding environments.
This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon Aug’21