Storytelling Children, like every other people, love to have a nice time. They enjoy playing around with their friends and tumbling on the cushions with their parents. They also love being allowed to do every single thing that they want to do. If you don't give that to them, you sure are getting damned to a fit of tantrums. However, while you are it, you could also make it a nice part of the tumbling routine to entertain your kids with words — that is, reading stories to them. Storytelling has, for centuries, been the classic way of people entertaining one another. From the moonlight tales of African culture to Cinderella stories we have all come to love, storytelling is a well-established means of fun and relaxation. It can transport children into a trance-like dream where they marvel in wonder and fascination if done properly. It can also help them to transition easily from a state of excited activity into the merry embrace of sleep. Telling great stories can elicit different effects on a child.
Why You Should Read Them More Stories
Also, reading to your child is a nice way to start developing the child’s view of things. Books, even those meant for kids, contain vital insights into the outside world and behave in it. As you read to your child, you are steadily passing across some information that the child will later use to make his choices. Before stepping out of the home, he has already learned a thing or two about coping with the bigger world.
The child equally has the opportunity to expand his mental horizons. Kid literature usually has a lot of imaginary concepts which ignite curiosity in the child’s mind. Children often see this in a light that adults cannot and can turn it into a useful tale for themselves. In other words, it can expand the child’s ability to think outside his immediate world.