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Different methods for storytelling

Have you ever wondered why certain children seem extremely uninterested in story time? By using different storytelling methods, you may be able to capture their interest. Here are few ways to add a little variety to story time with your group.

 

Storytelling with movement
Stories that involve movement make it possible for children to physically participate in the story. Encourage children to make a specific gesture when they hear a certain word or to perform various actions mentioned in the story. For example, in Little Red Riding Hood, children can pretend to carry baked goods in a basket, to be the wolf, or make a squeaking sound when a door is opened.

 

Storytelling with a magnetic board or felt board
The greatest advantage of using this method is that it makes it possible for children to tell stories in their own words and involve their favorite characters.


Recorded stories
This way of listening to stories helps children develop their autonomy and makes it possible for them to escape the hustle and bustle of group activities for a short while. Furthermore, this method helps children develop their own mental images.

 

Storytelling with accessories
Fill a box with items that are mentioned in the story you wish to read to your group. For example, if you are planning on reading Little Red Riding Hood, your accessory box may include a picture of a wolf, a recipe for baked goods, baked goods, a picture of a grandmother, etc. As you read the story, take the items out of your box in the order they are mentioned in the story.

 

Of course, this method requires a lot of patience since children will want to touch and explore the items as they are presented. They will most likely want to discuss them too. This makes this method great for developing their vocabulary.

 

Storytelling with puppets
Dollar stores often sell all kinds of puppets. They are therefore inexpensive accessories that are sure to attract children's attention.

 

Storytelling using picture clues
Picture clue stories involve a combination of words and pictures. They are great for developing reading skills. Even if children are unable to read actual words, they can participate in the act of storytelling.

 

Remember to have fun whenever you share a story with your group!

 


Marie-Josée Thibert


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