“IF HISTORY WERE TOLD IN THE FORM OF STORIES, IT WOULD NEVER BE FORGOTTEN”
Storytelling is the oldest form of teaching. It bonded the early human communities, giving children the answers to the biggest questions of creation, life, and the afterlife. Stories define us, shape us, control us, and make us. Not every human culture in the world is literate, but every single culture tells stories.
Storytelling brings language learning alive and creates a participatory and immersive experience that allows young learners to enjoy hearing the language in a dynamic, sometimes stylistic and entertaining way.
To foster the skills of listening and reading, a story telling session was conducted for Toddlers till Grade II, as a part of Book Week activity. Team from Learners Hub, Ms. Shubra, a popular storyteller conducted an interactive session of 5 stories with our tiny tots. The session was indeed valuable and distinct. Children were engrossed in the stories which were told to them with creative gestures and facial expressions. Overall, it was a great learning experience which was thoroughly enjoyed by the children.
If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life. —Siberian Elder.