Having familystory tellers can be beneficial for everyone – they entertain, inspire, andencourage all members of the family. And Sylvan Learning Center is sharing tips on how to become a great story teller.
To get started:
- Familystories. Get your kids interested in their familyby learning as much as you can about maternal and paternal relatives. Kids loveto feel a part of groups, and there's no more important group thanfamily.
- Lesson-learnedstories. Kids learn from others' mistakes, so take a well-timed "teachable moment"story and relay it to your children. A story about the time you messed up an important test because you didn't studyenough can be worth its weight in gold.
- Twice-toldstories. Re-tell your favorite stories over and over again. Not only is this a fun way to communicate, but kids may be able to tell this story to their children someday, passing along some family history.
- Neighborhoodstories. Just as they love being a partof a family, kids love being a part of a community. Tell stories about the history of your neighborhood, what it was likeyears ago, memorable neighbors, and interesting occurrences. If you'renew to your neighborhood, do a little research together.
- Proud stories. Tell kids about the things that have happened that make you feel proud.
- Story tellerstories. Tell your kids about yourfavorite story tellers, and how they made you feel when telling a story.
These stories help open the lines of communication. A story may help when your kid is feeling down or experiencing a disappointment or they might help to bring the entire family closer together.
Additionally, these stories canhelp develop language arts skills – reading, writing, speaking, andlistening.
To learn more, call Sylvan Learning Center at 308.236.6895.