Effective Storytelling Techniques
There are a number of techniques for making reading aloud to your kids more pleasurable and successful. If they are unfamiliar with storytelling, start with short sessions that do not require much from them and don't overburden their attention span.
In the first place, stories should be presented in a way that emphasizes the "what" of a tale rather than the "how" of telling it.
When you're reading a book aloud, try to have children sit on the floor throughout it, both to see your face and the pictures in the story.
Slow down and enunciate carefully. Give your pupils time to think, ask questions, look at the pictures, and make comments. Vary your voice's speed, though, when the story gets faster.
Make small remarks about the pictures. When you say a word, simultaneously point to the image. Involve your children actively by asking them to point to the pictures as well.
Encourage your children to participate in the storytelling by repeating key words and phrases. You may encourage them to do this by pausing and looking at them with a curious expression while putting your hand to your ear to invite them to join in.
Use gestures, mime, facial emotions, and varied tone and pace to help you convey meaning. Adapt your voice as much as feasible to the various characters in order to help convey meaning and maintain your pupils' attention.
When telling a tale for the first time, try to set up a relaxed, informal atmosphere that resembles that of a youngster's home. You may do this by gathering your students in a semicircle around you; this arrangement also makes it simpler for them to hear you and see any pictures you want to use.