I fell in love with reading when I was in grade 8. It became an part of how I perceived the world around me and changed my perception. As I grew, I became a voracious reader! Every parent should introduce their children to the world of Reading and Story Telling and reap its innumerable benefits.
Reading and Story Telling
Reading and Story Telling can be started for babies from as early as 2 months of age. They may not seem to respond much, but rest assured that your action and every word that is spoken is being carefully stored in their brains.
These activities increase brain development and early literacy skills. It also empowers your kids by making them creative, promotes their social & communication skills.
Benefits of Reading and Story Telling
Moral Values –
All children love listening to good stories. My children like that by this process, we are able to spend more time together. Stories that carry moral values leave a meaningful impression on your child.
You can positively teach characters like experience, strength, courage, etc. from an early age.
Improves Vocabulary –
Reading stories to your kids introduces them to your language as well as they grasp new words and phrases.
Use this opportunity to make them acquainted with popular sayings, synonyms or even antonyms. The world of reading and storytelling is your playground.
Boosts Creativity and Imagination
Hearing a story boosts your kid’s imagination. The characters and places mentioned and the storyline transform itself into visual story and children can actually relate themselves to these characters and paces.
A wonderful way to increase memory power
When reading and story telling – I generally tell my children that I will be asking simple questions from the story at the end. This helps them remember the story and get involved during the process and builds interest.
Katha’s unusual curriculum was created and developed by Founder-President Geeta Dharmarajan. The opinions are based on India’s legendary storytelling modes and on the 2,000-year-old tract, Bharata’s Natya Shastra. Katha regards reading and story telling as a strong, non-divisive tool in the nation
Book 1 – Supergirls Find A Solution
This book weaves the magic of good health in simple words. My 3 year could understand it very easily understand the concept of clean hands and feet. The concept of Germasura, the dangerous monster that makes every thing unhealthy, is a wonderful concept. Since children can relate, its easier for them to understand and grasp. This simple book encourages children to think about hygiene.
2. Supergirls Lead The Way
This book unveils multiple stories from different circumstances. While a mother finds a quick solution to her daughter’s lice, in another story, a little girl shows that she is empathetic and courageous and helps kids from drowning. Seetu changes the perception of a village when she goes ahead and cleans a stinky toilet. These stories were penned not only in simple language but also are enlightening for the children and make for a good read.
3. Supergirls Make a Difference
This book’s emphasize on personal hygiene clicks a spot with kids. By highlighting the basics of hygiene and ways of staying healthy in multiple simple stories, its easier to make the children the true essence and importance of hygiene around us.
4. Supergirls Play A Trick
This is by far our favorite book and the characters – Tara and Nila immediately struck a chord with my daughter and she relates to them as her friends. Her habit of picking noses was taken care by when we read the book. Also, with simple language, the main concept of personal hygiene leaves a worthy impression on the child.
The series of books came with a convenient action guide for parents to plan exercises around my own surroundings. The book includes plenty of ideas to strengthen the power of small, simple acts done consistently as an individual and community.
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