Read this blog and know how to make your kids story time even better
For Kids, story time is best source of creative imagination. Almost all parents tell stories for kids in their story time. But do you want to tell stories to your kid which they can enjoy to the fullest. In this article you will learn how you can better the art of telling stories. These stories will be for toddlers, for 2 to 4 year olds.
In our previous blog, you learnt how one can tell their kids a story and it helps you to tell a story to your child. If you have missed that article, Click here to know about it.
Do you think a child will be happy just to hear a story. I mean how many times do kids get bored listening the same type of stuff over and over again.
I will help you understand the simple techniques which you can use and make your child love to listen to your stories.
The Simple Techniques for making Stories for Toddlers the best are
- 1. Use Puppets
Since ages people have used Puppets for telling Stories to kids and others. A puppet brings a story told at home to life. You can use all kids of puppets, like finger puppets, hand, stick and string puppets. Choose depending on your stories which your want to tell your child.
Shape Stick Puppets
- 2. Flash Card Used in Stories
The use of Flash cards is show Objects or characters in a story or even to show a sequence of the story. There are many flashcards available online or you can even make them at home. You can even use a story book sometimes as a Flash Card.
- 3. Involve Games or Activity
Involve some games or activity in the story. For example, if you want to teach the child about colours then tell your child a story about colours. For Eg the story, how the Rainbow got its colour ?
- 4. Wear Costumes
Costumes can make the child imagine. It also helps the child to relate to the character in the story. Dress up like an old woman incase of story of the Old Woman and the tiger.
- 5. Use Props
Props are again used to have a realistic effect in the story. When the child sees a prop it is easy for the child to understand the story. Imagine, if you are telling the child the story ‘The Fox and the Crane’. Use a long necked jar and flat plate as a prop. It will be very easy for your child to understand the concept of the story.
- 6.Build Characters with Expressions and Acting
All great stories have great characters. Stories for preschoolers and for toddlers are no different. Building characters is important. The child’s interest and curiosity depend on the characters in the story. The character has to be compelling for the child to believe. Your expressions matter a lot. Practice expressions before. Be an actress for your child.
- 7. Read out Books
You can even read out many books to the child which have the entire story setup in them. Folding books work well and unfold the entire scene in front of the child. This way you can explain the story better.
Kids love their Story time. For kids of 2, 3 or 4 year olds, the secret of story telling lies in making it realistic and dramatic. It is up to the parent how they can better this art. It will be very easy for you to make your Kids Story time the best Story time if you use the above techniques.
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