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The Benefit Of Storytelling
Storytelling culture has evolved since a long time ago. The early development of storytelling was limited in the royal environment. For further development, tales delivered by parents to children.The material of storytelling was limited like legend, myth or fable. Tales are not bound by place or time. However, many tales which contains a moral message and describing the truth. In this modern era, the activities of storytelling in the eyes of the children are not popular anymore. From wake up until bedtime, they are facing by a variety of television shows and modern games like Play Station.
Actually storytelling activities can attract and bring many benefits. not only for children but also for parents. This activity can strengthen the communication between parents and children.
There no precise age limit on when a child should know the story. For kids in preschool, storytelling help them to know more about vocabulary. Choose the simple story and the kids know about that in daily life. Like a Fable. But for the kids in elementary school we can choose for them the story consists manners, values, moral messages and problem solving. Whith all expectation values and the message can be applied to children in everyday life. Reading stories or fairy tales to children is one way to communicate with children. From this story we can send the moral message. It contain kindness of life. Those message can be a religion or a general message that we can told to them. There are some benefits of storytelling for children.
Media to convey values and ethics
Story or tale is an effective medium to Convey values and ethics to children. Even to grow a sense of Empathy. The values such as honesty, Humility, solidarity, hard work, and about the various daily habits such as the importance of eating vegetables and Brushing teeth (like the tooth fairy story).
Introduced form of emotion
Every story the characters must have. We need to know the contents of the previous stories. So we can give emphasis to the dialogue or expression. When the story entering the conflict, we can describe the character-based with emotions. Knowing several emotions can help children know the character of human-based the story. It can helps them to empathize with others or friends.
Like they study in the school, more often they read, they will know more . we can use the storytelling time to introduce unfamiliar vocabulary or newest vocabulary. I am sure their vocabulary will increased than before.
Strengthen the inner bond
Storytelling is the best trick in providing quality time for fathers and working mothers. With high activity you would not have time to play with your children. Use this opportunity wisely, because this is wonderful moment for children and parent. And I believe children also wait the storytelling moment.
Once in a while you try to storytelling without a guide book and let the child continue the story based on their own imagination. They will more often ask. We may also ask the children about that story, so they grow accustomed to Imagining. More often they are Imagining they will more creative. To get used early to tell the story, the child gradually became in love with books. after that they will get used to writing many ideas and imagination
There are some things you can do and don't do when reading stories
You can do......
- Began to read stories to children as often as possible. The earlier we read it easier and better for children.
- For toddlers. you need to anything that contains repetition. Read books as often as possible
- Set a time at least once a day for one story.
- Start storytelling using picture book which has a few sentences.
You don't do.....
- Don't read the story that you don't like
- Don't read the book if you don't have a time.
- Don't use the book for threat. Like "if you do not clean your bedroom, there is no story for this night". This make the positive sight sight become negative.
- Consider the level of intellectual, social, and emotional.