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- DescriptionExcerpt from Story-Telling in the Home World-old and beautiful stories, Which I once, when little, From the neighbor's children have heardWhen we, on summer evenings, Sat on the steps before the house - door, Bending us down to the quiet narrativeWith little listening hearts. - Heinrich Heine. The Value of Story-telling - Stories that Children Like - How to Tell Stories to Children - Continued Stories - The Relation of Stories to Play - How to Tell Bible Stories - Story-Telling Devices - Where to Find Stories - Stories in the Home - References. The Value of Story-Telling. Of late we have come to take story-telling seriously. It is one of the oldest of arts and one of the most valuable. Everything argues, says Dr. Richard M. Hodge, that the story is par excellence the language of childhood. Children love a story as they do other form of address. It is their most characteristic form of expression and our most direct and successful means of conveying to them our ideas. Stories are pictures of life and moving-pictures, talking pictures, colored pictures, at that. Their meaning lies on the surface. They reveal every phase and principle of life. The ideas expressed are charged with emotion and consequently affect the will. Stories have plots and plots are Providences. When angels or fairies figure in a plot they are ministers of justice. Stories leave thing to explain. Aspirations and conduct portrayed in them do t have to be applied to the lives of the hearers. The story less than the drama holds the mirror up to nature, and the hearer is 'as one who beholds his natural face in a glass.' Story-telling has its physical value. At the end of the day in the home, or in the midst of commotion in the school, it calms the mind, rests the perturbed spirit, and even helps to prepare the body either for sleep or for renewed activity. It is the most concrete method of teaching and the most interesting. By means of the story the story-teller appeals t only to the intellect but-to the feelings, and adds to the intellectual value of the tale the power of his own personality. Intellectually the story helps the imagination, leads to the love of good books and helps the child, as he retells the story himself, in his free and accurate use of language. It is a source of joy, both w and through life. A source of joy is a source of strength. Says a great story-teller: In the school the story is used for language, composition and other formal work; but in the home we can tell a story for pure pleasure, and we should give children an opportunity to tell and retell stories. Children like to create and whether it be with sand, wood or words, the processes underlying it are the same. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Author(s)William Byron Forbush
- PublisherForgotten Books
- Date of Publication27/09/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintForgotten Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight54 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine2 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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