The Power of Stories

by Rinsa Sebastian on November 24, 2016

Story-tellingMore than teaching children the ins and outs of a school textbook, it’s just as important — if not more — to show them how to dream. Dreams are to be found in stories. Over the past year, Gyanada has been facilitating regular storytelling sessions in our centres, especially in Mumbai, Ranchi and Kolkata.

Over the past year, Gyanada has been facilitating regular storytelling sessions in our centres, especially in Mumbai, Ranchi and Kolkata.

The most important component to a successful storytelling session is the storyteller themselves. The storyteller plays a key part in the enjoyment and interaction of children, no matter the story, and helps them question everything from the theme and concept, to punctuation and vocabulary. The storyteller knows where and how to emphasise and with her voice and cadence, guides the tone of the story. This interaction helps children not only discern, but also experience the story on another level. With stories from Pratham Books in English and Hindi, we believe in showing them stories that are relevant to their lives. In turn, a story intrigues, questions and at the same time develops an interest in the child for reading a book by themselves.

With stories from Pratham Books in English and Hindi, we believe in showing them stories that are relevant to their lives. In turn, a story intrigues, questions and at the same time develops an interest in the child for reading a book by themselves.

We are always looking for volunteers to come to story-telling sessions, either as story-tellers or facilitators (additional training may be required for story-tellers). To sign up, fill up the form here and we will be in touch.