Stories for Children
There is a fascinating connection between children and stories. Very few things attract the attention of the kids as intensely as a tale well told. A child’s mind is always wandering. He keeps shifting his attention to different things but when you tell your kid a story, he will listen intently to it. In fact, many child psychologists suggest parents to use story time to create that special bond with their children. Such is the impact of stories.
Try remembering your own childhood when you were all eager and sitting curled up near your grandparents feasting on popular tales. The stories take us to a different reality. They have life-changing effects on us. By telling inspiring stories to your kids, you can motivate them for bigger deeds and instill the right values in them. Stories are of different types. They can be mythological, folktales or religious. Stories with moral values inspire children. Story-telling session is also a wonderful way to create deep bonds between the parents and the kids. Though, television serials, video games and other forms of entertainment are dominating the life of modern kids but they can never replicate the charm and ever-lasting impact of stories.
It is always advisable to choose wonderful stories for the children. The narration is also very important. There are plenty of good stories for children. For instance, mythological fables from Greece and Egypt are evergreen and children of all age group express liking for such tales. Some of the great reads for children include King Ramases of Egypt, Achilles, Sindbad the traveler and Cinderella etc. Different cultures have their own collection of folktales. If we talk about Indian culture, the presence of mythological characters in great epic stories like Ramayana and the Mahabharata offer multitude of options for story-telling sessions.
Children will be greatly benefitted by stories that contain some moral lessons. On one hand, they will learn a valuable lesson and will also relish an entertaining story at the same time. There are several storybooks available in the bookstores. Many of them also have pictorial and graphics that fascinate children. Parents can look for popular stories on internet. If you have the time to tell, children will always be ready for storytelling sessions.