It is Story Time

@annierose (17690)
Philippines
July 21, 2016 5:42pm CST
For the upcoming week, my students and I will be having our discussion about different versions on how the world was created. Aside from the information that all of us already knew, we are going to explore the other stories from other places in the Philippines. We will be travelling in time while holding our books inside the four walls of the classroom. It gives me an excitement reading them stories, acting as if we are included in the story and critiquing the story ourselves. Seeing my students get engrossed with what is happening with the characters and reacting to the character's attitudes make me feel that they seem to enjoy more to the extent that we will altogether forget about the time. Have you ever became a storyteller to younger kids?
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@Lucky15 (33441)
• Philippines
21 Jul 16
I did...to my nephews. Lol
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
@Lucky15, what is their usual reaction when you read them stories?
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@Lucky15 (33441)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
@annierose yes...because i read ghost.stories. haha
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
@Lucky15 You do it every night?
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@Dextoi (2255)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
I really I wish I was a good story teller... I have friends that can share a story and make everyone listen to them attentively and with interest. I just can't do that... lol
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
It is same here when it comes to telling stories to people of my age or those older than me. I stammer.
@Dextoi (2255)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
@annierose hahaha... must be confidence issues.. :D
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
@Dextoi True! I am still on the process of building my self-confidence with my colleagues and superiors.
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
Yes, to my nephew and niece. Hihi
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
What kinds of story do they love to hear?
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
@annierose They want funny stories with all those sound effects...
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
@brokenbee That is cute! For sure, they want to join in making sounds too. How old are they?
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@hillwill (795)
• China
22 Jul 16
NO,I haven't.but i will became a storyteller to my chid someday.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
That will be good. Kids love stories.
@hillwill (795)
• China
22 Jul 16
@annierose may be I should learn more stories now.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
@hillwill Sure. It is an addicting hobby.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
Storytelling to younger kids is really fun. But as a storyteller, you have to make it enjoyable and interesting in order to get their attention. You have to be a good actress, by showing different emotions and by having different voices. That is a good teaching strategy.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
I agree. It will make them focused on what they are listening.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
@annierose That's right.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
@magallon Have you became a story teller with your children when they were just small kids?
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
Not yet. My nephew started schooling early this month and we're starting to let him hold a pencil. So writing is what we're doing these days. He has an app in his iPad full of stories, he uses that for storytelling.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
Hum...I remember, if I am not mistaken you were the one who posted in one of the discussions about flashback which was started by our co-Filipino mylotter. It was you with your baby nephew. If again I am not mistaken, it was started by @Simplyd. I am forgetful so I am uncertain.
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
You lost me after 'flashback'.. When was this discussion started or what was it all about?
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
@MGjhaud Hum...I already forgot when was it brought up. OH!!! It was not flashback. It was "Throwback Thursday." I need to sharpen my memory more.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
Only to my son when he was very young and used to sleep next to me.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
What kinds of stories does he like to hear?
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
23 Jul 16
@annierose All sorts of stories.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
23 Jul 16
@toniganzon How about the love story of his parents? I remember I would love mom to narrate to me the love story between her and dad again and again.
@DianneN (73819)
• United States
27 Jul 16
I taught for years, and of course told stories and read books to my sons and grandchildren.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
27 Jul 16
What are the kinds of stories they prefer to hear?
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@DianneN (73819)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@annierose Made funny or scary ones about them
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
27 Jul 16
@DianneN I love to tell those kinds of stories too but I have noticed small children are more interested to scary stories.
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@LadyDuck (146729)
• Switzerland
22 Jul 16
I was a storyteller for my younger cousins when I used to spend my vacations in our grandmother house.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
What kinds of stories did you tell them before? I remember, my cousins and I loved to share horror stories with one another when we were kids.
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@LadyDuck (146729)
• Switzerland
22 Jul 16
@annierose I also liked horror stories and those were what they loved more.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
@LadyDuck Yes, I agree! Actually, I use to tell horror stories to my niece when she is stubborn to sleep.
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@just4him (109615)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jul 16
It's an amazing experience. I've done it a time or two.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
True it is! The happiness is immeasurable seeing kids learn and enjoy at the same time.
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@skysnap (17810)
22 Jul 16
interesting. i'd love to attend such class.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
You will be very welcomed!
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
22 Jul 16
the most enjoyable part is watching their faces while you read, as the story unfolds . . priceless
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
Absolutely! I love seeing those angelic faces whose very interested to know what will soon happen with the story.
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• Philippines
22 Jul 16
I never did tell them stories, that something slip to me over the years.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
Perhaps you had been very busy?
@itsmejing (606)
21 Jul 16
i really felt so sad i didn't read even a single story for my kids before, because of my job.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
I understand. How old are your kids now @itsmejing?