Learning through storytelling together

This entry was posted on January 13, 2016 by Richard Warriner.

“Stories help us process information, remember things, feel something. They can shape our view of the world and spark creativity .”

Storytelling can be traced back more than some 27,000 years, ago to times when Neanderthal man roamed the earth, well before the printed word, when carvings and paintings would line rocks and cave walls and grunts were the way of the spoken word.

These stories would often tell of adventures with animals and tales of meetings with other tribes. Whether true or embellished, this would signal the start in the cognitive development of our ancestor’s imagination. As we evolved, so did our stories.

But fundamentally, the power of storytelling has stayed the same. Stories help us process information, remember things, feel something. They can shape our view of the world and spark creativity.

Our brains are more active when we engage with stories. Children especially have an innate love of stories. From the magical escape to another world to understanding ourselves, the way of the world and respect for other cultures, there’s a lot we learn from storytelling.

Getting lost in the magic of ideas

A sense of magic, escape and wonderment helps inspire dreams and ideas important to a child’s development. The adventure, Behind the Magic Door to find your name opens the mind to curiosity and discovery.

Understanding emotions

A story can ignite many emotions in a child. Fear, excitement, wanderlust. All these feelings contribute to a great sense of well-being and self-confidence important when growing up.

Life lessons

Stories are a source of answers and direction. In Behind the Magic Door, your little explorer will be taught the importance of kindness, helpfulness, bravery and honesty. During their adventure with Teddy, your child is faced with moral dilemmas, much like in life, but Teddy is always on hand to guide them to ‘do the right thing’.

Nurturing memory

With rhyming couplets throughout, your child will learn the rhythm of language and expand their vocabulary at the same time. Research shows that rhyming readies children to naturally extend their vocabulary. Simply put, good rhymers make good readers.

Listening to others

It is always said that you have two ears and one mouth and you should use them in those proportions. Reading aloud with your child will not only teach them new words, but it also shows them the importance of listening.

Most of all, when you read a story with your little one, you’re spending quality time with them. The language learnt when reading ultimately shapes your child’s imagination so it’s not only fun to read together, you’re opening their mind to wonderful ideas.

In Behind the Magic Door, set foot on an adventure of self-discovery, sparking creativity and curiosity at every page-turn. We believe that imagination and identity are the most powerful things you can give to a child.

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