Storytelling

Pratham Books has created colourful learning resources that are handy, attractive and cost-effective. Can you guess what they are? Well, these are story cards!

Stories are meant to be enjoyed! Dissecting a story like a surgeon is not the main objective. Children need to be encouraged to create stories on their own so as to develop creativity, curiosity and a host of other learning skills in a joyful manner. How do teachers make this happen? Here is a list of activities to make stories fun and challenging for learners.

If innocence had an animation video writ on every frame, Bhimsain's 1974 classic Ek Anek Ekta wins hands down as far as two generations of Indians are concerned.

This is an account of an attempt made in February this year to clear the concept of perimeter to class five. A story was narrated that was connected to the environment of children. The children loved the story from the beginning to the end. This story had the names from their surroundings, village and rural environment. The children understood the concept of perimeter almost in the first attempt itself. There was a village called Ichhapur where this incident took place a few years ago. There was a big open space in Ichhapur.

Science can be made a lot more engaging if we incorporate elements of storytelling. But, how do you actually get started with a story? The answer lies in using the universal narrative template of “and, but, therefore” or the ABT.

When lazy Raghu Mama claims he can go on wild adventures without leaving his chair, Amish and Soni are amazed. How does he do it? Can Amish and Soni go on these adventures too?

Explore and understand virtual reality in a fun way through this story of Lazy Mama. Whether you like it or not but there are lots of thing in education and learning which is possible through the application of Virtual Reality. And it is too simple to get or make a Virtual Reality headset too.

Stories are endless. Millions of years ago from silence came sounds, movement, elements tagging along the stories of the universe. When man began to perceive he listened to the cosmos and intuitively began to narrate stories.

Got a free period? You thought of helping your learners pick up stitching. Not from a utilitarian angle, but a genuine creative expression, you know stitching can weave magic. You also wish to tell a story. Well, here is a primer which does the same! Nandini Majumdar's minimal text & Zarina Khatun's amazing needlework tell the story like no other.

“Once upon a time there lived a king, he had a big palace with golden gates and silver chariots”. Long ago in a dark jungle lived a white elephant with the black fox and the blue bird and all together were partying etc. are the different toned stories that have been narrated to us by our grandparents and parents. Most of us have grown up with listening to stories of different types, which were an emotional connect for us to the outside world of imagination.

I have a terrible habit of not completing books that I begin reading. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari is one of them. I will finish it sometime, and when I do, I might be able to tell a better story. But for now, this is where the I am at.

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