Listening to our parents tell stories before bedtime used to be the best moment of the day and still is one of the longest-lasting memories from our childhood. Going back to those stories always tells you a life lesson that you never understood when you were little. Storytelling can be an essential part of your child’s development by creating memories and teaching life lessons. Here are other things stories teach your children.
Makes Them Understand Different Cultures
Stories enable children to experience the cultures of different countries and regions. It also allows them to learn about various traditions and histories. The stories teach them that everyone is human above everything else and allow them to become more understanding of these different cultures
Engaging storytelling helps develop empathy by taking the place of the story’s protagonist and making decisions that may change the story’s outcome.
There are really good storybooks for children as well that teach about the cultures of the world.
Enables Curiosity and Imagination
Reading to a child or telling them stories allows them to express themselves by communicating about different aspects of the stories. You should ask them what they think of the characters and the plot while talking about the characters’ decisions.
It also encourages them to imagine the setting of the plot and the characters. Using their imagination is more effective than giving them books with images. Without these images, you provide them with an opportunity to create the whole world within their mind using imagination.
Develops Listening Skills
A huge aspect of storytelling is listening to others. Your child will learn to be more patient about when to speak and when to listen carefully. It will also make them understand that if they interrupt the storyteller during the story or talk to someone else while listening, they could miss the story’s plot. This will develop their focus and listening skills by concentrating on the story.
You can visit the story library on The Whole Child Development Center’s website for your children to listen and learn things. Meanwhile, if you’re in Lenexa, Kansas, then visit our center. We’re a daycare and preschool that aims to provide your child with the best social experience.
We even take care of babies so you can enroll your child in our infant daycare without worrying about your little one. If you’re looking to enroll your child or are interested in having a tour of our facility, then contact us.