How to tell a story to a baby?
The age of the baby determines the content of the story, and only if the baby can understand it can he like it. Babies under the age of three cannot understand slightly more complicated things, so they prefer animal fairy tales. In addition, the content should be closely related to the baby's usual life. Spoken stories that allow children to understand common sense and regulate their behavior are the first choice. With age, the baby can understand and think about more complicated things. At this time, the content of the story can be more diverse, the plot also has to be turbulent, and the vocabulary can be transitioned from spoken to written. The specific methods of telling stories are as follows:
1. Choose content according to your personality
If the children’s personality is missing, mothers may wish to guide them through stories. For example: Tell more polite and polite stories for children who are selfish and don't share with others; for children who are afraid of things and like to escape, tell more stories about heroes and great men.
2. Capture educational opportunities and choose stories
When a baby does something wrong, straightforward criticism may not only fail the baby to correct it, but may also make the baby feel disgusted. If you use your favorite characters and deeds to guide your baby in a story that your baby loves to hear, it will be easier for the baby to correct the shortcomings and have a positive impact.
3. Mom must be fully prepared for the content of the story
First understand the content and plot of the story. To tell the story smoothly, this is the basic requirement of bedtime stories, and a smooth storyline is more conducive to children's understanding.
4. Try to choose stories that have illustrations or can find real objects
In this way, children will have a more intuitive feeling about the story while listening and watching.
5. Use Mandarin when telling stories
The pronunciation should be standard without dialects, so that the baby can hear clearly, the speaking speed should not be too fast, and there should be ups and downs.
6. Be vivid
The mother herself must integrate into the story and treat herself as a character in the story. The expressions and movements of the characters in the story should be expressed by the mother with some body language, and the voice should also be in line with the background of the story.
7. Pay attention to the baby's reaction to the story
If the baby is always distracted, find out the reason. If the mother's time to tell the story exceeds the baby's attention time limit, try to finish it as quickly as possible. If it is difficult to finish, use questioning to pause, so that there will be suspense and keep your baby interested. If it is other factors, the mother can change the tone or pause to attract the child's attention.