In KidsEdge’s Story Telling & Presentation Skills programme, your child will build confidence, practice public speaking, story-telling and pronunciation skills. Students will learn to read for meaning with engaging material and exciting stories suited to the appropriate age group.
Through storytelling, we encourage children to sequence a story, predict what will happen, to comment, and to connect between the story and their personal lives. This enriches the reading experience and encourages higher level thought and vocabulary.
Success in Kindergarten / Primary School Interview
- Good Story Telling & Presentation Skills is one of the key skills that is required for a successful kindergarten / primary school interview. During school interviews, children will often be tested on their ability to recall story details or retell stories. Children may also be presented a picture and asked to the describe the picture . Please check out our Interview Tips section for helpful hints that help prepare your child for a successful interview.
- Storytelling is crucial in a child’s development. We live our lives through a narrative, so the earlier the start, the stronger the foundation for future progression. Storytelling surrounds the child with imaginative language, introduces unfamiliar words in a narrative context, introduces narrative structure and allows children to give voice unique ideas with their own artistic flair.
Imaginative and Emotional Development
- By learning to empathize and inject themselves into the story scenario, children experience the emotions conveyed in each particular story as they discover worlds and situations outside their own environment.
Telling their Own Stories
- Even the youngest child has a story to tell. Whether from experience, imagination or memory, children are natural storytellers. Presenting their own and reiterating other stories encourages self-esteem and confidence. Storytelling also develops powers of imagination. Children learn verbal structure and sharing and listening skills when they and their peers share with pride and no inhibitions.
- Storytelling opens up channels of communication and stimulates emotional, imaginative and linguistic development. It encourages student participation, develops confidence and a boosts self-esteem.
- When they begin to write, children exposed to storytelling will inherently understand the rules of structure and have a better grasp of language form. Initially, using verbal methods to voice ideas for context will free them from constraints of spelling and grammar. Of course, once ideas flow, grammar work is necessary, but the emphasis is to ensure that students are inspired and motivated to write.
- Children introduced to books and stories read have increased fluency and advance at a faster pace. They will learn and recognize a myriad of ideas, concepts, and structures.
- When listening for meaning and detail, storytelling unconsciously helps your child develop concentration and listening skills.
Engaging your child in story-telling develops key literacy skills, and will equip your child with the necessary thinking tools to excel in school!