"Telling stories" is a term that is often misused, as most people will take a pen or keyboard to "tell" their story rather than convey it verbally. Authors often write stories, not tell stories. So why do we ignore this when we want children to learn to tell stories? It may be because at the age and developmental stage of children, they are inherently unable to write too much. Many children are not born into literate families. Sometimes because no one bothers to explain to the child the concept or the way to do it. Parents are often compared to children's first teachers, this is not wrong, but it is also true to a certain extent. Parents are not literal teachers, that's why society still needs teachers. The primary duty of a teacher is to complement, develop, and extend the educational work that parents have begun at home. Therefore, setting an example from schools is very important to develop and expand children's potential early in life.
Integrating a culture of storytelling into the curriculum
Schools can play an important role in encouraging students to tell their own stories through integration verbal storytelling activity into the curriculum, such as:
Building a school culture that values the art of verbal storytelling
Building a school culture that values and supports the art of verbal storytelling can have a big impact on children's motivation to tell stories. Schools can:
Provide resources and support for verbal storytelling
Schools should ensure that children have access to resources and supports for verbal storytelling through:
The suggestions above may seem a little over the top, but for some schools they can work, so I've purposefully listed all the varied strategies and results to help you see a clear vision. Several scenarios benefit both students and teachers.
Facilitating collaborative storytelling activities
Collaborative storytelling activities can help children learn from each other as well as develop storytelling skills. Schools can:
Encourage diverse and inclusive storytelling
Encouraging diverse and inclusive storytelling activities helps children understand the importance of respecting different perspectives and experiences. Schools can:
How to cultivate the art of verbal storytelling in children?
As a teacher, it's important to first be aware that creating and sharing a story verbally can be very abstract and intimidating for some children. Even for adults, telling stories is not an easy task. So to help your students better understand your expectations, model them. Stand in front of the class and start telling the story. Let children see, hear and feel what is going on around them. As you tell the story, ask your child to close his or her eyes to feel every word you say, and encourage them to associate the image and picture the story in their own mind.
Remember to often change the pitch and tone of your expression as you raise or lower your tone. Occasionally, you can also pause at an appropriate time if you want to emphasize a particular detail. Voice expression is very important in making children feel happy and motivating them to try new things. Children are curious about everything in life but often worry about failure. This, for some children, is mainly due to the fear of being teased, for example, by their peers. However, if they see another person (in this case, a friend) telling a story in front of the class easily, the child will find it not too difficult and gradually will want to experience it for himself.
Once you've solved all the "what if" questions and finished your story, you can incorporate an element of art into the process. Ask students to draw what they feel after listening to your story. This is a useful way to expand and develop children's thinking, vocabulary and communication skills.
In the past, students were always scolded for telling something about another child. Why don't we try the opposite: let the child do it himself, then give him praise and encouragement when he does it? Developing students' verbal storytelling skills is essential to fostering their imaginations, creativity, and communication skills. However, many children still struggle with what and how to say when they first learn how to tell their own story.
Teachers need to emphasize that children are actually playing a game with no specific rules, and so it doesn't matter if children suddenly want to change their story. Children can absolutely create anything and talk about anything. “The art of storytelling” is simply an activity that allows children to practice and learn how to do something. Alphabets, A-Z characters, or a story are just that, they help children learn to do something. Sounds easy, but how do you get started?
This overview guide is intended to help schools create an environment that encourages and motivates students to use words to tell stories, thereby helping children become confident, articulate and natural. . Don't forget to maintain continuity and consistency, and involve parents in the process, as children also need to practice storytelling at home.
In short, the construction verbal storytelling culture Kindergarten is a meaningful and rewarding journey that requires careful planning, meticulous teaching and most importantly, maintaining the fire of your passion. Remember that we have been given the unique opportunity to spark creativity and the desire for verbal expression in our students from the very beginning.
By integrating the art of storytelling into our educational curriculum, we are not merely teaching, but opening the door to the wider world out there, promoting tolerance and equipping children with confidence to speak for themselves. Collaborative storytelling activities aren't just about having fun; They are also the first bricks in building teamwork, empathy and active listening skills. The resources and support we provide for the art of verbal storytelling are instrumental in helping preschoolers become curious explorers, creators of compelling stories. most leading.
But most importantly, as we nurture this rich culture of storytelling, we are also nurturing a generation of creative and talented storytellers whose words speak for themselves. can contribute to adorn the world with great and brilliant dreams, ideas, and adventures.
So don't forget to make the most of the privilege of being an educator. Let's encourage, support and celebrate each child's story-telling journey while we continue to marvel at the compelling stories they create. And remember, every story told in your kindergarten is a powerful testament to the safe, nurturing, and creatively stimulating environment you can offer your little angels. me.