The Stories will help today's child get an advantage with early learning concepts and vocabulary skills through engaging games and visual storytelling. Our children's products have been conceptualized by mothers, approved by a panel of educationists and tested by kids. We author our own stories, hence they are relatable with the kids, as each story has a take away, and are developed in innovative ways to help the story come to life with the help of storyboards, board games, story cards, wooden characters, magnetic maps, story maps, story puzzles and much more. A story is an essential component and a common thread among most of our products as we encourage creative thinking, imagination, oral fluency and the ability to have a purposeful discussion.
WHAT: An interactive storytelling session.
WHAT WE USE: The premise behind the Story Merchants is that we manufacture visual aids which help bring the stories to life. All our products come equipped with our books, authored by our writer and other tools such as story puzzles, story mats, storyboards, wooden characters, story cards, maps and much more to help children visualize the story and stay engaged.
Each class starts off with visual aids and takes on each theme and concept through stories and books.Our storytelling sessions utilize these tools as we read from our books. Each story has a different take-away and is geared for age groups 3-5 years. Our sessions are interactive and we often encourage the children to make up their own stories. There is an activity at the end of each session followed by a key takeaway from the book / stories.
· Creative Thinking/ Imagination
· Pretend Play
· Language and Cognitive Development
· Vocabulary and Comprehension
· Hypothesizing and Identification
· Oral fluency and Purposeful Discussion
Curriculum for 4 weeks:
1. Emotions & feelings through story and visual aids
2. Modes of transport - their purpose, their differences and how they impact us
3. Animals - the various kinds, what they eat, sounds they make, things they do.
4. Things around us - things we observe daily.
The first 15-20 minutes will be taken up by a story.
Next, questions will be asked on the story to understand comprehension
The story will be connected to the curriculum. For example- questions on color, shape and number will be asked to reinforce concepts. Where the story has a lot of rhyme, rhyming will be reinforced with some singing where relevant.
In The last ten minutes the children will use worksheets(that will be provided) with a scene from the story or items from the story and asked to identify the alphabet for the object , eg- B for ball, join similar shapes or color with specified colors in specific areas
Show and Tell - Once a week the children will be required to bring something to class to talk about for 2 minutes and tell their own story. For example: they will be required to bring something they love on one day(could even be their pet dog) and on another day- something they need during the rainy season. This will develop their speaking skills, vocabulary and develop confidence to speak in front of everyone and enjoy the undivided attention.