Storytelling is an extremely rewarding experience for both the teller and the listener. Not only can the storyteller afftect the moods and views of the listener but he/she can also bring about a positive change in the listner. In this article the author narrates her expereince of sharing stories with ‘special’ children and how truly magical the journey has been.
Stories can develop your imagination, improve your listening skills, bring out the creativity in you, teach you values but most importantly stories can heal you, make you feel good. Here is why this is true and how you can use stories to heal yourself or your listner
When we think of stories we often identify with fiction. But then there are the other kind of stories as well–non-fiction. As a teaching aid, non-fiction is as valuable as fiction especially in high school. Narratives of explorers and scientists will make for a good and effective introduction to a new country or a scientific discovery. Try these suggestions in your classes.
Chintan Girish Modi
Courage is such an important thing to have and so important for us to nurture in our children–the courage to speak the truth, explore sensitive issues, ask important questions. One way of doing this is to expose our children to stories that celebrate this kind of courage.
A photographer by profession who became interested in storytelling during one of his travels and learnt the art. The author shares his journey into the wonderful world of storytelling.
Storytelling is perhaps one of the oldest folk art forms alive today. And like most things traditional and old it has had to adapt to the changing times to survive and thrive.
There is nothing in this world more gratifying than reading a good book. But reading habits are dying. In order to bring back reading into the lives of her little students, this teacher started letting her pre-schoolers borrow books from the school library for the weekend. Her initiative has not only got her little ones reading but has also seen the parents get back to reading books.
Stories and telling them played a very important role in this mother’s parenting style. She also found her true calling during this time. The author now helps make learning exciting and relevant to children at a learning centre and this she does through stories.
Geeta Ramanujan is undoubtedly one of the finest storytellers from India. Through her storytelling academy, Geeta is working hard to make teaching through stories a part of every school’s methodology. These are excerpts from her interviews.
Mahak Katyal and Shradha Patnaik
Especially for the primary classes this article demonstrates well how you can use a story to teach the concept of photosynthesis.