28 May 18
Childhood is not an age but a state of mind, which easily connects with the stories. It is something, which they love and appreciate. Stories are the source to help them explore their imagination and foster creativity. At Dreamflower Montessori, we focus on attracting more and more participation to help children comprehend the commonalities. For instance, we brought down the story from Cuban folktale last time, which gave them an opportunity to sing and dance. As an outcome, the process gave a boost to the movement, language, kinesthetic, and social skills among the children.
How we make storytelling more engaging for the little learners?
Children are reluctant to speak before a mass or adults but the fun environment hooks their attention, and they enjoy being a part of the process. As a result, students make a strong bond with classmates and participants. The instructor does a little research for the authentic tune and movement of the tale. However, it is not mandatory to follow the same song and steps. It is just that music and dance added to the story can help the child retain interest for a longer time.
Apart from stories, we introduce drama games within the classroom for extending the imagination of children. The activity involves simple science concepts through action and movement giving children the opportunity to express their thoughts.
The active participation of children in the storytelling indicates that they love to imagine, dance, and sing. Therefore, parents can explain the household chores with the exciting activity by voice modulation and weave stories around it. It will prove as the best method to attract and engage them in the other activities.