How can you make storytelling sessions more engaging and fun for your child? We ask the expert team at Lorna Whiston Preschool.
You don’t need to be a professional storyteller to do this. Just use the READ method:
Have fun with different tones and voices for various characters. Use loud and soft articulation, and high and low pitches, to emphasise certain points. When the story is about to get to its most exciting part, drop your volume to almost a whisper. You’d be amazed at how dramatic this could be.
The story should interest your child. You can and should also use props to engage her. In fact, anything around the house can become a prop. All you need is imagination.
Storytelling should not be rushed or considered a bonus activity, should time permit.
Choose a plot and vocabulary that are suitable for your child. If you find yourself explaining too much, it’s too challenging.
Above all, have fun with her. If you enjoy the storytelling sessions, there’s no doubt she’ll love them, too.