Saturday, December 9, 2023

stories: The way of Teaching language and concepts

*Teaching: An undeniable approach for parents*

_Teaching and educating a child during initial years of his/her life is essential but challenging too._
Parents often stand in a dilemma to choose *the best teaching method* for their child. 
But what is the best method? 🤔
*Hear it out in doctor’s words* -

Many parents show their children illustrations from the book📕 and ask them to identify the images represented in it. 
For beginners, showing illustrations is a right approach but asking them to identify them on their own is not.❌ It is like you are taking your child’s exam before teaching him/her anything. 
*Real teaching is when a child asks the question and parents answer.*
*_Let child’s inquisitiveness rise._*🤓
Take examples from home, suppose an apple 🍎is kept on the table, tell your child this is an apple🍎 enriched with vitamins and we should eat it. This way, he will be able to identify the apple and become aware of its benefits.

*Next comes the role of books📚 in the mental development of a child.*✨ _Parents should give those books to their child that have pictures in them and their story progresses as the child turn its pages._ 📈It will make child understand the narrative of story on his/her own.

Parents are advised to always prioritize *face to face🗣️ communication* with child by using conversational stories. 

For a *2 years old,* best conversational stories can be derived from Hindu mythology🔱 because here you are not required to think before quoting. They are solely based on conversations and we want children to copy pragmatics through conversational stories. 💫It can be best told by *action and sequence* of the sentences and should be continued for *3 months*.

*Right way of storytelling*
Parents should focus on only one story a day with a duration of *not more than 20 minutes*.💬 It can be repeated the same day but should not be extended till the next day. This same story can be repeated🔁 the entire day but every time in a more innovative manner 🌀for stronger understanding of same story. This practice is called *real time dynamic learning of the conversational story telling*. A child best learns the conversation by copying the conversation. *_100 stories for 100 days_* should be the target of parents.

For a *3 years old* child, moral stories for *3 months* should be taught. Stories that include discussion among people🧍🏻🧍🏻‍♀️ and framing the conclusion with some moral values🚯 like *Panchtantra,* *ESOP Fables*,*Shaymchi aai in Marathi.* Stories with moral lessons will be more impactful than simply telling them moral values or advising them not to opt any bad practice because *restriction always provokes children.*🫥

*For a 4 year old,* stories involving tricks, logics, and mindfulness will be the best. For example, *Akbar-Birbal stories*🧞‍♂️ and *Tenali-Rama stories*🥷🏻 will compel a child to awaken his thought process.

By the age of *5 years*, a child will develop some maturity and enough understanding to comprehend the *basic concepts of science* like how the plants grow,🌱how the earth rotates,🌍 why the rain falls, etc.🌧️ This should be explained to a child in a simple story format.

And finally, when a child understands science, by *6 years* 👱🏼‍♂️of age, his mind is open to learning mathematics concepts. 

*Note*- From *4-6 years,* child should gradually be made aware of pre-mathematics concepts like shapes,🔵🔺🔶size, counting numbers, 1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣etc. 
Even addition-subtraction should be taught to them in a story format. For instance, Ram has two toffees🍬 and Laxman gave him 2 more. So, 2+2= 4 which means Ram has total 4 toffes. 🍬🍬🍬🍬
*_This sequential way of teaching will expand child’s mind in plethora of ways._*

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