Short Story

Storytelling is a part of life, intrinsic to most cultures. They help people make sense of the world--life's experiences, dilemmas and hardships. Stories can educate, inspire and build rapport. They are a means of communicating, recreating, and helping preserve cultures by translating memories into a more concrete manner that can be handed down verbally or in written form. Telling the story can provide the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of one's experiences and oneself.
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Story-time is a favourite time for most children. Whether it is fairy tales, folk tales, or your own tales, children love to be read-aloud to or told stories to. Whether it is for pure fun and enjoyment or whether it is to convey a value or a moral, story telling is a wonderful time and kindergarten stories have an important role to play. Though this is the day of dynamic visual media with TV, video, computer games and the internet all vying for a child's attention, there is nothing to beat the wholesome joy of sitting with your child and telling a story. Story time is a great time to bond with your children and kindergarten stories can be a very useful part of kindergarten.

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Why kindergarten stories

Children love stories. Many grow up hearing a lot of stories. Stories can have an important influence on us. They can not only entertain and enthrall but also educate and motivate. This can be true for not just kindergarten stories but for many other stories too. So many of the basic values and morals that we have imbibed as children would be from the host of stories told to us during our childhood days by our parents (perhaps more often grandparents).

The art of story telling

The art of telling a story is an important one, and a wonderful art. A really good story teller can enthrall the audience and transport them to a different world. How can we we ever forget the fairy tales we heard in our childhood days, when we would be cast into another world, a fantasy world of fairies and brownies of bears that could talk and houses one could eat, a world where good was all good and bad all bad. Many of those kindergarten stories that we heard are the stories our children hear today. Those precious tales have survived for generations and still retain their evergreen charm.

Story time is quality time

Story time can be a wonderful way to spend quality time with your children. In the good old days grandparents would be surrounded by many grand children and would tell and re-tell favorite stories. This not only helped keep children occupied, entertained and happy in a safe setting but also created a feeling of togetherness and sharing among families. The morals and values inherent in many of these folk tales were imbibed by the children without for a minute thinking that someone was lecturing them or preaching morals.
Story time in a kindergarten class can be a wonderful way to keep children engaged. Children never tire of listening again and again to their favorite kindergarten stories. If all children can actively participate in the telling of popular stories it will be even more interesting for them.


THE TRUE FRIEND


Once there were two friends - a squirrel and a puppy. They used to live and play together. The squirrel was very sporty and always won the game. The puppy used to feel bad and thought that it was of no use.

One day, it started raining heavily. The squirrel was in high spirits. He started doing antics but suddenly, lost his balance and fell in the rain water.

He called his friend, the puppy for help. The puppy came to his rescue. The squirrel climbed on its back and reached a safe place. He thanked his friend for saving his life.

The End..




TASTE OF A DISH


One day, Rita angrily said to her mother, "This dish is not tasty. I can't have it."

At this, the mother said, "I will try to make it tastier at dinner."

In the afternoon, both of them went to the kitchen garden. There, the mother uprooted some potatoes and Rita gathered them in her skirt. They kept working till dusk.

Rita felt tired and asked the mother to cook the food fast. When mother served the dish, Rita had it with relish and said, "now the dish is very tasty."

The End..



WAYS TO CUT DOWN WEIGHT


Joy was fed up of his increasing weight. All the time he kept thinking of the ways to reduce his weight.

One day he went to a shopkeeper and said, "I have come to know about a book that tells how to reduce weight. Please give me a copy of that book."

The shopkeeper said, "Sir, the last copy of that book got sold just a few minutes back. But I have another book that tells how to gain weight."

Joy said, "I don't need that. I want to reduce weight, not increase it."

The shopkeeper replied, " So what? Just do the reverse of what is written in the book."

The End..





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Make Learning English Fun For Kids

As any parent or carer knows, it can be hard to hold a child’s attention for any period of time. Because of this, if you really want them to learn something you have to make it fun for them. We know that children find it easier to pick up new languages than adults, so if you want your child to learn English then the younger they start, the better.

Here are some tips to help encourage them to learn the language, and make your job easier as well:

Sing Songs: Learning a new song is a great way for a child to absorb information. There are plenty of language-based songs you can find online, or learning-through-music cds you can buy. If you’re feeling particularly creative you could even make up a song yourself to incorporate words and phrases you would like your child to learn. Most children love to sing and dance, so they won’t feel as though they are being pressured in any way.

Favourite TV Shows: Most children are only too happy to sit and watch TV if you let them. Whilst it is not a good idea for them to do this all the time, if you get them watching something which speaks to them on their level you can at least congratulate yourself that you are helping them to develop their vocabulary.

Read Them Stories: All children benefit from being read to, and if you let them look at the story as you read it to them this will also help them to recognise words and make it easier when it comes to learning to read and write English, as well as speaking it.

Arrange Group Activities: Children tend to be pretty sociable, so you may find it is easier for them to learn English if they are doing it in a group. Perhaps you could take them to a special language class, or simply arrange to get together with friends who also have children who are learning to speak English, and do some of the above-mentioned activities together. It also helps if you can get them interacting with other children who speak English fluently as they can then learn from them during play.

Play Games: Word games such as Scrabble are great fun and a brilliant way to teach new words and phrases, as well as getting kids to think for themselves at the same time. You can generally get child-friendly versions of most games, so have a look to see what is available. Whatever you choose, a child will always learn better through play when they don’t feel they are being pressurised too much.

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