LEARNING THROUGH STORIES
Stories convey values, beliefs, attitudes and social norms which, in turn, shape the child’s perceptions of reality. Pre-primary children sat glued, enthralled, with their eyes and mouths wide open, while they were introduced to stories spinning around birds, bees and flowers in the ongoing theme ‘Learning through stories’.
Learning about flowers through a story and flower song that included the seven ragas Sa, re,ga, ma, pa, da ni sa and synchronizing it to the movement of the flowers was fun. Storytime was an excellent opportunity to introduce subtraction to children through a butterfly story helping them learn and enjoy every concept, be it literacy or numeracy.
It only proves that storytelling is a powerful tool to help anyone understand and enjoy a concept.
The story on birds also met with a lot of appreciation. The event kick-started where children were encouraged to set up a bird feeder, which provided them with an excellent opportunity to observe different types of birds in the local environment, explore nature and to nurture living beings around us. This observation was evident while the kids were narrating the stories on “Fun Friday”. Our tiny tots captured our attention by taking us into their world of imagination using excellent props to tell their stories.