story tellers can be beneficial for everyone – they entertain, inspire, and
encourage all members of the family. And Sylvan Learning Center is sharing tips on how to become a great story teller.
To get started:
stories. Get your kids interested in their family
by learning as much as you can about maternal and paternal relatives. Kids love
to feel a part of groups, and there's no more important group than
stories. 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 study
enough can be worth its weight in gold.
stories. 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.
stories. Just as they love being a part
of a family, kids love being a part of a community. Tell stories about the history of your neighborhood, what it was like
years ago, memorable neighbors, and interesting occurrences. If you're
new to your neighborhood, do a little research together.
- Proud stories. Tell kids about the things that have happened that make you feel proud.
- Story teller
stories. Tell your kids about your
favorite 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 can
help develop language arts skills – reading, writing, speaking, and
To learn more, call Sylvan Learning Center at 308.236.6895.