‘Everyone could tell tales because each one of us has a story.’
I remember the times when I was a child and my grandmother telling me stories before bedtime. I loved listening to her calming voice while travelling in the magical lands of the stories that she told me. Some of the stories were fairy tale; others were made up stories. She even told me stories about my mum’s childhood and her own childhood. Those were the best! I remember that it was so funny to listen to their childhood memories. To be honest, I really didn’t like the night time. It wasn’t fair that I had to sleep so early. That is why I never wanted the stories to end. I remember asking, “Pleaseeee, tell me another one!”
Just try to remember your childhood and what made you happy, you will realize it was the simple pleasures of life such as; the smell of your favourite meal, a hot cookie baked for you, a worm you came across in the garden, the shapes of clouds you observed, a rainbow, your favourite music, or the stories that your parents/grandparents have told you.
Storytelling is the oldest form of teaching and spending time together. Stories not only bring joy to our lives but also has many benefits for our children’s development. Stories;
‘A Journey to the Stories’
There are many different ways to bring stories into your little one’s life.
Don’t forget; ‘Our stories will inspire our children’.
Suzi Levi Mizrahi, MA