This activity should begin on the child’s first day in the class and should continue during training children’s monologue speech whole stay in the class. This activity can be done with one child or with a small group of children, or even the whole class. If you give are telling a story to more than one child, have the children sit in a semi-circle around you.
This allows the children to see your gestures and facial movements, which then help each child to understand the meaning of the story. The stories should be about reality, whether true or fictional. Fantasy stories are for the older children who have already established reality. Telling stories is a time of companionship, a moment of pleasure to be shared with the adult and the child or children.
This is a time of personal interaction. This is also a good activity to do with children who seem to be wondering aimlessly around the classroom. This activity is done similarly as with the Telling Stories but this time, you will be reading a story from a book. The images or pictures are not shown so that the child can make his own images in his mind. Well-constructed stories should be chosen that are real, though they do not have to be true. The story should set the scene, it should clearly introduce the characters, it should have the characters participate in some event with a moment of heightened suspense, and end well.