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Story Telling

Kids Learning October 14, 2013

Story Telling

What is story telling?
As its core, story telling is the art of using language, voalization, and/or physical movement and gesture to reveal the element and images osf a story
to a specific, live audience. A centeral, unique aspect of story telling is its reliance on the audience to develop specific visual imagery and details to complete and co-create the story.

Educators have long known that the arts can contribute to students academic success and emotional well-beng. The ancient art of story telling is specially well-suited for student exploration. Story telling
is accesbile to all ages and abilities. It requires no special equipment beyond the imagination and the power of listening and speaking is needed to create artistic images.
As a learning tool, story telling can encourage students to explore their unique expressiveness and can heighten a student’s ability to communicate thoughtsand feelings an an articulate , lucid manner.
In our fast-paced, media- driven world, story tellind can be a nurturing way to remind children that spoken are powerful, that listening is important, and clear communication between people is an art.

1.Bonding
2.Verbal skills
3.Passing on wisdom
4.Passing on culture
5.Imagination
6.Ability to sit down
7.Doing away with fear
8.Keeping childern usefully occupied
9. Setting a routine

TECHNIQUES OF STORY TELLING
Story are so many and have different ways to tell.And some of them we kanow as told by our grands parents.mothers
story contains 2 words in it. ‘Story’ and’Telling’ As the name suggest”telling” involves telling or narrating the story.
the emphasis is on the word telling. it is the verbal skill. thus telling has to be done verbally so that it is visually brought about in the mainds of the audience in your case little children.
Story telling is thus the live person-to-person oral and physical presentation of an audience.

It is two way process. your role as the teller role is to effectively communicate the images of a story. the teller role is to effectively and efficently communicate the images of the story.
athe teller provides no visual images. no stage set, abd generally, no costumes related to story characters or historic period. the listener’s role is to create these images based on the performer’s telling and on their own experiences and belief.
The completed story happens in the mind of each child who listens to the story and is unique and personal for each individual for it is his/her interpretation.
IT thus becomes your responsibility as the teller to tell the story in such way that it comes visually alive for the listner.
It is an interactive performance with direct interaction between the teller and audience.
An audience responds to the teller’s words and actions the teller uses this generally non-verbal feedback to immediately, spontaneously and improvisationally adjust the tones, wordingand pace of the story to better meet the needs of the audience.

Story telling is, by its nature,personal,interprwetive and uniquely human. story telling passes on the essence of who we are.
Stories are a prime vechile for assessing and interpreting events, experience and concepts from minor moments of daily life to the grand nature of the human conditions.
It is intrinsic and basic form of human communication. More than any otherform of communication. More than any other form of communication, the story telling of stories in an integral and essential part of the human experience. What are the tools available for story telling?

1. VOICE OR VOCALIZATION
The voice is the greatest assest, the greatest strength. In a story telling session we do not provide any light effects or any grand visualization. Other wise it does not remain a story but becomes a skit or a play.
voice modulation is the key to story telling.Following are few tips for this purpose:
Change the pitch
Change of speech
Vary the emphasis
Build up to the climax
2. Language
The language should be which is understood by the listner.

3. Expressions
Expressions should be according to the story what story demands.

4. Involvement and participation

5. Never read stright from the book

TIP’s FOR HOLDING CHILDREN’s ATTENTION

1.Identification, relation
2.Animals
3.Satisfyin curiosity
4.Anticipation through repetitive phrases
5.Magic
6.Senses of justice and fair play
7.Visual props
8.Books with large colorful pictures
9.Let the child lead on

Characteristics for a story telling

BE confident
Know your strengths
Follow your heart

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