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2001-10-14
Name: Editor Storytelling is indeed an art. But once parents master this art, it pays to use one's imagination. In the present context cultural, this is no storytelling. Eye contact is a must with today's children. The Dr Seuss Books (USA) and Scholastic Books for kids have become very popular in the United States, mainly due to eye-catchy visuals.

Repetition is particularly popular with the young. Typical of the repetitive story is the familiar Ginger Bread Man story. The hero repeats, 'Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me I am the Gingerbread man'.

Today children enjoy stories which have colourful pictures and they expect the reader to have some kind of voice modulation for differnt characters.

Do you read out a story to your child? Do you mimic the characters? Share with us!
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2006-06-15
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Name: Deepa Linga Sekar
Subject:  Story Telling for younger children
I totally agree with you. With an avg. attention span of say max 10 minutes, I found my 3 year old and his pre-schoolers friends preferred action oriented short stories followed by role play (pretend games). This summer, the kids had a wonderful time at The Good Book Store Anna Nagar, Chennai. StoryTeller Jeeva Raghunath did more than a spectacular job with the children. Story telling minus a book and prop is the best, that's what I learnt interacting with her & the Good Books Store. Though books are a great way to open a child's mind; encouraging a child to imagine, is most crucial.

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2002-03-29
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Name: Sulochana
Subject:  Story Telling
Yes! Story telling is an art and it is difficult yes enjoyable when you are telling story to a baby who is below 1 year.

We have a daughter, Akshada, who is 8th month old. When she completed 3 month, we had taken her to Doctor for routine checkup. And Doctor (Child Specialist) told us that 4th, 5th & 6th month period is very crucial for babies. The more baby is exposed to new things, brain develop fast. So we began telling stories with actions and different voices. We also kept all small toys. As per my observation, children loves stories of animal and if it is told by making different animal voice and regular movement of hands and fingers, they really enjoy it. In between stories, you can also add a song. Initally, baby will observe and as day goes, they will try to express their feelings.

It is really a good moment when you say a story and your child is reacting by shouting, laughing and even singing.

And slowly, you can recite nursery rhymes, 1-10 nos, alphabets like A for Akshada, B for Ball as and when you get time. I am sure by applying this method, Baby will learn fast.

Also, while lying idle, we read out story books ,which are colourful, loudly which will later on definitely develop interest for reading.
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2001-10-15
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Name: Niharika
Subject:  Story Telling
Yes! I agree that story telling is an art! My 4 year old son does not like it if I just plainly recite a story to him. He enjoys it more when i act the characters in the story!
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