1. Tell stories in a conversational style
Tell stories in a conversational style
When you tell them a story, tell it in a conversational style. This will make them understand a story in relation to the person narrating it. Plus the more engagingly you tell the story the more they are to adapt that style. Like the other activities you enjoy with your child, make this storytelling session an enjoyable one.
2. Ask him to pay attention to detail
Ask him to pay attention to detail
Sitting together and reading or telling stories to him will be the beginning of the process. Do it regularly. Make your child actively participate in this storytelling and reading session. Make him pay attention to every trivial detail in the story.
3. Have a discussion
Have a discussion
After the storytelling or reading session is over, have a discussion with your kid regarding the story. Try to understand if the story or a certain character impressed him. Let him clearly express his like and dislike for the characters in the stories and the reason for the same.
4. Listen to his explanations patiently
Listen to his explanations patiently
Do not impose your view on the child. Do not supply any readymade answer. Patiently listen to what he has to say. Let him take his time to explain his like or dislike. Let him think deeply on the issues. You can give your child some hints if you think that he is at a loss to find the answer to your question.
5. Make it fun
Make it fun
By all means, make this learning activity a fun for your kid. You can mimic or imitate a certain character in the story to entertain him while discussing the story with him, so that he does not feel bored. Create a story board with illustrations, make cardboard cutouts of the extra characters, dress up or create the setup of the story to make it more interesting and real for him. They should not be given the impression that they are made to learn something.
6. Wait till your child is ready
Wait till your child is ready
Children will become naturally interested to mimic the characters of the story. Then, you can encourage them to enact a drama based on a certain story. When they readily respond, you can teach them the basics of enacting a story on a stage and provide him the necessary confidence.
"Every Child is an Artist. Imagination is the beginning of CREATION"