Time has gone rather quickly and too the practices have changed a lot since decade back. Technology explosion has killed some of those which had incarnated fruitful growth of each individual. It is the childhood that shapes the personality of a man, where the story and its message has deeply influenced one to be like that or not be and has a major part in one’s transformation as a gentle, wise and capable individual.
The story gives the kid the power to imagine and create their own world by progressive thoughts and extending their knowledge to justify the creation. The storybooks and storytellers have admired children and became a vital part in a child’s life as it gives them the freedom to explore out of the box that major students today fails. The morals on each story made them a better human by understanding what are the do’s and won’t’s and how one needs to improve ourselves to be a better one at the end of the day. The progress in mental health was scaled high when compared with the technology-addicted children where storybooks and storytellers are boring and useless.
The scenario after the last decade is completely different as today’s kids as they love media entertainment more than medium entertainment. The relationship in the old ages was so tight as they enjoy knowing more facts from people rather than from the technology, which made today’s kids non-responsive and maintains a fragile bond of relationship. The thinking capacity is dipping deep. The time has come to rediscover that beautiful paradise that earlier kids got.
“Children are living beings-more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves.Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and the development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons,but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love”
It is empowering for a child to be able to express his or her thoughts and feelings articulately through oral language, the art of storytelling can be an enjoyable tool for practicing both listening skills and verbal expression. Storytelling is a way to emphasize the uniqueness of each person’s imagination. Earlier they were practiced in schools and parents too was bothered about it.
The family members had a great contribution to ones physical as well as mental health. The situation now is entirely different where everyone seems to be busy and finds no time to nurture their child with the moral and model fertilizers that would empower one with discipline and character which could be a great asset for individuals, society, and country.
The time has come to rediscover that beautiful paradise that earlier kids got not only to enjoy their childhood but also to build a beautiful nation. Storytelling makes a righteous heart.
As Former president APJ Abdul Kalam said
“Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world”.