How good it is to tell stories to the little ones in the house! For them it is a great opportunity to travel and dream, to let their imagination fly and to know new places, new friends ... For dads, stories are a perfect tool to educate in values, spend time together and create a connection with chi
How good it is to tell stories to the little ones in the house! For them it is a great opportunity to travel and dream, to let their imagination fly and to know new places, new friends ...
For dads, stories are a perfect tool to educate in values, spend time together and create a connection with children making them enjoy.
How to tell stories to children
We want to encourage you to tell stories to your children and help them to get all the juice out of each of the stories. Telling a story is easy. You can follow some small tips so that both children and their parents enjoy the fantasy and this magical moment.
1. Choose the story. The first thing we have to decide is what story to tell. What do we want to teach the children? We can choose our story based on the value we want to convey to them. We can also choose it based on its characters and the tastes of the kids. What kind of stories do you like? Do you prefer fairy tales or pirate adventures?
2. Disguise for your child . For a moment we are going to stop being dads. We are going to become something different, a character that will guide children throughout history by helping them to dream. It does not take much. Children have a lot of imagination! Any element will help us become another person facing the children. If you are going to tell a story about pirates, for example, look for any handkerchief and tie it on your head.
3. Decorate the environment. It is important to also create a space for history. With a brown blanket we can turn the living room sofa into a pirate ship quickly. It is not necessary to complicate. Just place something and show the children your boat ...
4. Surprise your son. We have to get your attention from the first moment. Maybe we can change a bit the typical 'Once Upon a Time ...' and start interpreting our role.
5. Act. It is the most important thing to keep their attention and get them to understand everything we want to convey to them. Change the voice depending on the characters that appear. Raise and lower the tone. He speaks softly, as if telling them a secret, and suddenly shouts, without being expected.
6. Make your child laugh. There is nothing that children like more than watching the elderly doing the clown a bit. Make you cry when the character is sad, jump jumps when the protagonist achieves his goal ...
7. Invite your child to participate. Always keep them in mind. Ask them often. You can make you have forgotten some fact of the story to be corrected, or ask them what they think the characters would do. You can even modify the story according to what they answer! Haz 8. Make your child sing, dance ...
You can add anything the children like to your story. It may be that the pirate has to sing a song to get open the treasure chest, or repeat some magic words. You can also ask them to make special effects, like the sound of the wind ... 9. Educates in values.
Add a little moral at the end of the story and finish it with them. Let it be the children who find out the message of the story. What do you think the pirate has learned with his adventure? 10. And, above all, enjoy!
Take this moment to have a good time with the kids. It's a great time to laugh together! Pla Laura Platas Sánchez
Owner and Director of Zumo Animaciones
Degree in Audiovisual Communication Actress. Cheerleader Storytelling