“The universe is made up of stories, And not of atoms”
Gone are the days when kids were told stories and made to listen. Today is the era in which kids tell story. Yes Kids of grade 2 onwards tell story. They narrate the entire story and then also tell the learning from it. These creative ideas by schools of today is really worth appreciating. Such kind of an exposure makes kids and even parents wonder about the activity. Well it is no a more fairy tale, now is the era in which kids tell their own experiences from the world they are exposed to and then narrate in their own format.
Various international schools now include this activity through which, kids are motivated for building creative stories. There are story building competitions where kids make their stories write it, also narrate it. With creation, thinking process gets initiated, which pave the way for enhancing cognitive ability at early age.
Some of the facts about such activities are as follows :
- Observation improves:
Innovation begins with keen observation of the world around us. Even if we involve kids to learn the art of observation they simply see it. To move towards deeper understanding with observing is the skill to be taught and story building is one such activity which can enhance the observation. It is for the story content they will observe and understand the world around them.
- Confidence building:
It takes courage to express what we feel. Whether it is right or wrong is the later part but even elders hesitate to express their views. With such story creation and expression, kids start gaining confidence. Through such an activity student's calmness and confidence is developed, one of the goal of education system.
- Inner world:
Kids have their own world of their own understanding. For guiding them for developing their future life, it is important to understand what they grasp from the world. With such an activity we get glimpse of their inner world, what they think and what they learn from observations. It is also that we are guiding their inner voice.
- Writing skills enhanced:
Writing is a creative art. It all begins with imagining and then putting imagination in terms of words. With such story writing activity kids are trained to write in linking the imagination in understandable format.