Benefits and Power of Story in Child Psychology
In the days of the all-powerful as it is now , storytelling activities in the eyes of the children are not popular anymore . Since waking until bedtime , they are faced with serving a variety of television shows , ranging from cartoons , quizzes , soap operas are often not up to the spectacle that is fit for children . Even if they get bored with the show being presented , they can be moved to other games such as videogames .
Nevertheless, storytelling activities can actually captivate and bring many benefits , not only for children but also the parents who tell stories to their children . This activity can strengthen the bond and communication between parents and children . Experts say there are several other benefits that can be extracted from the storytelling activity .
First , kids can sharpen the intellect and imagination . It is not necessarily only be met if children watch on television. Children can make up their own visualization of the story heard. He can imagine what the characters and situations that arise from these tales . Over time the child can exercise creativity in this way .
Second , stories or fairy tales are an effective medium to instill values and ethics to children , even to foster a sense of empathy . For example, the values of honesty , humility , solidarity , hard work , and about the daily habits bleak importance of eating vegetables and brushing teeth . Children are also expected to more easily absorb those values as Kak Agam here is not to be ruled or patronizing , otherwise the characters in the story is exactly what is expected to be an example or role model for children .
Third , fairy tales can be the first step to foster interest in reading children . Once interested in a variety of fairy tales as told Kak Agam , children are expected to start growing interest in the book . Beginning with the fairy tale books are often heard , and then extends to other books such as the book of knowledge , science , religion , and so on .
There is no strict age limit as to when a child should be able to start to be a fairy tale by Kak religion . For preschool age children , fairy tales can help develop vocabulary . It's just a story that certainly chosen a simple and often encountered children everyday . For example tales about animals . As for children of primary school age can be chosen for stories that contain exemplary , and moral values as well as problem solving . The expectation value and the message can then be applied to children in everyday life .
The success of a fairy tale is not only determined by excitatory imaginative power , but also the awareness and the ability to present it in an interesting storyteller . For that Kak Agam can use various tools such as a doll or a variety of story books as a resource that can be read by parents before storytelling .
Benefits tales for children :
1 . Sharpening the intellect and imagination
2 . Inculcate shared values and ethics
3 . Foster interest in reading
Strength in Children's Fairy Tales
Brother Ben , a lover of children , teachers , trainers , as well as a very eloquent storyteller and skilled . In the city of Yogyakarta is not only because the author knew her ability to bewitch children by dramatic , but also because of the moral message payload and capable of comprehensive inserted with a very slick and not burdensome . Thus anesthetized children all the attention and thoughts on the storyline is simple but tasty followed for a fairytale lasts . Then we might know the PM Toh , a storyteller from Aceh who is always concerned with the interaction as well as a safe and comfortable atmosphere for the kids who listen . Additionally familiar to us that Kusumo Priyono , Indonesia's fabled maestro found in storytelling there is usually something to be conveyed , especially on moral and character . In addition , no less important is nuanced entertainment for children ( educational and creative ) so that children feel happy and comforted . Thus , the children are very happy to listen to stories or fairy tales . Especially stories read by parents or adults .
Considering Benefits tales
Can not be denied that the fairy tale does have its own charm . On the side of the majority , there is a phenomenon cliché , that the kids before bedtime often ask to hear a fairy tale told by a mother , grandmother , or an adult who tried to put him to sleep . Although it could be interpreted that the fairy tale is not always fun , but in reality it is easy to make a child's fairy tale fall asleep , as well as the activity relaxes approved fairy tale does have the potential to support constructive mental pertumbuhkembangan children . Storytelling or storytelling in English is called storytelling , has many benefits . The benefits of which are able to develop the intellect and the imagination of the child , the child develops the ability to speak , developing power and the socialization of children is primarily a means of communication with the child's parents . ( Media Indonesia , 2006) . Among psychologists recommend that parents familiarize storytelling tool to reduce the bad influence of the modern game . It was necessitated considering the direct interaction between young children and their parents with storytelling very influential in shaping the character of children ahead of adults .
Moreover , from a variety of ways to educate children , fairy tales is a way that is not less powerful and effective to provide human touch or human touch and sportsmanship for children . Through fairy tales also cruising horizons of thought children would be better , more critical , and intelligent . Children can also understand where that should be followed and which should not be imitated . This will help them to identify themselves with the environment in addition to ease them assess and position themselves in the midst of other people . Conversely , children who lack imagination can result in socially less , difficult to socialize or adapt to the new environment .
But in spite of these benefits stack theory , it seems we still have to be careful . Because if we are not careful , pretty much a fairy tale story that actually contain prone a bad example for children . Call it folk tales about Sangkuriang that explicitly tells us that the natural mother - Kuriang because vowed would be the wife who took the fall looms forced to marry a dog . Not quite the conditions exacerbated by the story that after killing the dog which is actually his own biological father Sangkuriang had fallen in love in the sense of romance to Dayang Sumbi , his own mother . Craftiness is not counting Dayang Sumbi wake before the rooster to crow at dawn actually arrive , in order to deceive Sangkuriang suspect that he failed to meet the demand Dayang Sumbi boat building completed in a single night . Because the charges on fairy tales should be considered the psychological conditions that may deserap by the child , do not let things go wrong understanding of fairy tales are meant to be negative instead of positive.