How can you be a good storyteller to your kids?

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  1. Shil1978 profile image93
    Shil1978posted 8 years ago

    How can you be a good storyteller to your kids?

  2. Jeff Berndt profile image90
    Jeff Berndtposted 8 years ago

    It helps to be well-read. If you know a lot of stories, you're more likely to be able to tell them. Also, when you know a lot of stories really well, you can mix-and-match them to make something new, and you can put your kids into the stories, which will make the stories more interesting, and the kids will have a really good reason to listen.

  3. Shil1978 profile image93
    Shil1978posted 8 years ago

    Thank you Jeff for answering this question. I agree, being well read is a plus and helps, but there's also a method to it, isn't it? I mean, the way you tell a story - one that is engaging to the child.

    I would think there can be two types of storytellers, one who comes across as monotonous, boring perhaps, unidimensional and the other who is expressive, funny and catches the interest of the child.

  4. yvens profile image60
    yvensposted 8 years ago

    you are right on the money there, the one who is expressive is the one the children will really enjoy, most of the time they will not be paying attetion to the story but, to the expressions and the interaction of the storyteller, it's about raport.
    (I think )

  5. profile image50
    tryoneposted 8 years ago

    Put yourself into their shoes as a reader willing to make it a fun reading session.

  6. Somersonberkey profile image55
    Somersonberkeyposted 8 years ago

    just tell them a good story. be sure it is interesting and deliver it with all your heart. and do it frequently.

  7. vox vocis profile image80
    vox vocisposted 8 years ago

    Try reading my hub on storytelling. It is meant for teachers who are teaching a second language to pre-schoolers, but it can be applied to parents as well. Storytelling is simply storytelling after all :-)

  8. Abecedarian profile image74
    Abecedarianposted 8 years ago

    Well, I do family history research and so I usually find out something interesting and tell my kids, then they ask questions and usually the subject opens itself up for other stories that I've read or remembered from my childhood and a lot of times, they take over and I get to listen to their stories. It's amazing at some of the things they come up with.

 
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