Education through stories

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Education through stories

Post by Lifeeased » 14 Oct 2017, 12:15

Studying is one of the most boring thing to do as far as most kids are concerned. What if all subjects books are made enjoyable. Like a story to teach a concept rather than raw facts. That would have made studying so much fun . You know books like Dear Greenpeace introduces kids to the topics like ecology, conservation etc. It's fun to read the story as well as informative.

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Post by Rosemary Wright » 16 Dec 2017, 06:29

It's not a bad idea but textbooks are serious books designed to discipline and teach students. There are some side textbooks for kids that incorporate enjoyable stories.

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Post by rcarr13 » 12 Mar 2018, 18:03

This is a concept that I think is actually becoming more popular. Google "The Story of the World" and "The Life of Fred." They are both homeschool curriculums that take the approach your talking about by making otherwise boring facts into interesting stories for children to help them learn.

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Post by Tbunde5 » 25 Mar 2018, 23:16

I love Cindy Neuschwander’s Sir Cumference Series. What a great way to teach geometric concepts! My favorite read aloud for Pi Day is Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi. The math is accurate, the story is engaging, and the illustrations are fantastic.

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Post by CambaReviewer » 04 Apr 2018, 12:04

I read and reviewed a children's book The Barnyard Buddies STOP for Peace by Julie Penshorn and it was an awesome experience. Children can learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully and how to manage their anger from the story. I learnt some tips on anger management and conflict resolution from the book. And it was a fun read! I think education, where possible, should be presented to children in a fun way that they can relate to.

The link for my review is below if you want to check it out!
https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/view ... 60&t=57385

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Post by Eryn Bradshaw » 04 Apr 2018, 14:11

I loved The Magic Tree house series as a kid. Granted they weren't nonfiction, but it got me interested in topics as a kid. Stories for teaching are fantastic, they can just be difficult to get right.

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Post by Eileen R » Yesterday, 10:43

I wish the subjects were made more enjoyable for me when I was in school. It would have made things a lot easier for me. The way subjects are designed is so boring that kids lose interest very quickly.

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