What is the Necessity of Introducing Stories in the Homeschooling?

Storytelling is something relating of a story, either verbally or in written form. It is very necessary to introduce stories in the homeschooling as stories are interesting, captivating and absorbing for the primary students. We all know that the children like to listen to stories and they wait with rapt attention to know the end of the happening. So a teacher can arrest their attention and concentration all through the lesson/story and make them listen to the English words and sentences for 30 minutes in the class or home situation. It enhances the listening skill of the students.

Stories are not only enjoying, they are motivating also. If a child enjoys hearing one story it is very likely that he or she will want to hear another one. Stories help to develop a positive attitude towards the foreign or second language being learned. Again if a child enjoys hearing a story in the English class, the child will in turn find interest in attending English class.

Stories develop the power of imagination in children become personally involved with stories as they try to identify with the characters and try to interpret the narrative and the illustrations. Stories allow children to become more creative children often want to talk about or draw characters from the stories they like.
Stories can provide link with the world outside the homeschooling when a child listens to one of Aesop’s fables for example, the child is listening to language and at the same time, learning about the world.

Listening to stories in the homeschooling is a shared social experience which can help a child build up confidence and encourage social and moral bonding.

Storytelling can be formed in various stages:

Storytelling in various cultures: Indian Literature; African Literature: Oral Traditions; Bible: The Development of the Old Testament; Chinese Literature: Prose; Icelandic Literature

The evolution of storytelling: Allegory; Ballad; Bard; Children's Literature: The Middle Ages; Epic; Fable; Fairy and Fairy Tale; Folklore; Folktales; Novel; Parable; Poetry; Romance

Stories about storytelling:   Giovanni Boccaccio; Geoffrey Chaucer; N. Scott Momaday; Yataka

Nonverbal storytelling: Ballet; Dance; History of Photography; Hula; Indonesian Dance; Kathak; Kathakali

Places to hear or see stories:  Library; Opera; Theater

Famous American storytellers: Will Rogers; Garrison Keillor

Enduring stories: Johnny Appleseed; Arabian Nights; Arthurian Legend; Paul Bunyan

Ref:   Encarta  , Wikipedia

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