Storytelling Session for Pre – Primary Parentsadmin
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“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world”
This interactive session with the parents began with music where all the parents, teachers, and the students danced to the tunes played by our western music teacher, Mr.Anubhav Singh. Our Principal, Mrs. Poonam Kochitty began with a beautiful poem -” TAKE TIME”.This poem was an eyeopener for the kids as it had everything that parents must do with their children.
Take time to tickle,
to kiss and to hug,
take time to giggle
To talk and to love.
Perhaps there’s a lot that needs to be done today,
But take just a minute to stop and to play.
They need you right now and soon they’ll be grown.
Soak up the memories while they are still at home.
Take time to show them they’re worth the time spent.
The amount of time shared should never be a regret.
Few very important aspects of storytelling were shared by our Principal maam.
- Storytelling is a great skill to teach to kids.
- Reading and storytelling with your child promotes brain development and imagination, teaches your child about language and emotions, and strengthens your relationship. It instills a love of reading and stirs their imagination.
- Reading stories with children has benefits for grown-ups too. The special time spent reading together promotes bonding and helps to build your relationship.
- Try looking at picture books, singing rhymes and songs, or telling stories from your culture.
The session also had tips for sharing books with babies and young children. Each aspect was well explained by ma’am. Reading out stories your child get to know sounds, words, and language and develop early literacy skills, help learn to value books and stories, spark your child’s imagination and stimulate curiosity, help your child’s brain, social skills, and communication skills developed help your child learn the difference between ‘real’ and ‘make-believe’.
We also had a live storytelling session for the kids where ma’am read out three books. The books taken up were – “elephant”, Just like me” and “Jack and Anna want a puppy”. The parents were guided on how to read aloud books to Preschoolers and how they could relate certain facts along with the story and enrich the child’s vocabulary too.
After reading out these stories with pictures and voice modulation, the concept of “show not tell” was taken up by ma’am where she emphasized using good vocabulary with the children.
The Pre-Primary Parent Pathshala program was introduced to the parents. This program has a collection of books appropriate for children aged between three to six written by Usha Pandit, the Programme Director.
The queries of parents were taken up at the end of the session by Principal ma’am and she guided them extremely well.
The session ended with a wonderful interaction with the kids and a pledge to read and listen to stories every day.