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.

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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 » 19 Apr 2018, 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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Post by heliz_t » 21 Apr 2018, 12:00

I love The Magic School Bus books. They are funny, entertaining, engaging, and educational. That said, not all education needs to come from books aimed explicitly at teaching children something specific. I think children can learn a lot through reading fiction as well. They learn to empathize with and imagine the lives of different characters, think about what they would do in the fictional situations they encounter, as well as learning about what life was like at different times and in different places. They also develop vocabulary through reading pretty much anything. I feel that all this is just as important as overt academic instruction.

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Post by Kibetious » 24 Apr 2018, 07:36

It is true that kids may find it hard to read but this is not a true fact for all. Some love reading books. The books could also be improved a bit to include catchy illustrations that the kids will find captivating. Other avenues for learning such as through songs and visuals, however, still can be the alternatives.
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Post by Tbunde5 » 25 Apr 2018, 21:10

The best teachers teach outside the textbook. Supplement the material in the book with other great stuff. Pick a read aloud that follows the history theme. Do an art project like hieroglyphics. Incorporate Magic Schoolbus into your science class, or watch Bill Nye the science Guy.

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Post by lbhatters » 30 Apr 2018, 21:15

Tbunde5 wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 21:10
The best teachers teach outside the textbook. Supplement the material in the book with other great stuff. Pick a read aloud that follows the history theme. Do an art project like hieroglyphics. Incorporate Magic Schoolbus into your science class, or watch Bill Nye the science Guy.
Real learning is nearly impossible unless it is enjoyable. Learning is done best through relating rather than telling.
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Post by Tbunde5 » 04 May 2018, 19:33

Real learning is nearly impossible unless it is enjoyable. Learning is done best through relating rather than telling.
I so agree! Children remember so much more of what they do than what they hear

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Post by Gmdiamzon 2 » 23 May 2018, 09:56

This topic is interesting i may say that reading story or telling story to our kids can really educate them because whatever they hear they can remember even thou you think they are not listening. I notice it to my child i always read bed time story but seems hes not interested but when the morning comes there are characters or idea they can remember.

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Post by palilogy » 11 Jun 2018, 19:51

I'm not sure how that could be done for math then, but the idea would be interesting.
I do love to learn by reading - sort of like Animal Farm.

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