How long has it been that we’ve been hearing aboutmother’s telling children stories to put them to sleep?
How many children are still excited abouthearing stories during their bed time? I remember how my mother always used to tell a story to me for some morals and values to be delivered to us through stories. It is amazing how story telling can be a means to give lessons to the children, the story becomes a part of the child’s thought and the value being taught is also a part of his thought, the child will then try to put it to practice.
For a mother it is important to know good stories to transmit socio-cultural values. In Pakistan the culture of storytelling during the children’s bed time has vanished, which is not a favourable situation for cultural values to be transferred to next generation.
Despite this the story telling mothers are helping in the development of the personality of the child during the activity of storytelling.
These important aspects of storytelling to children shows how important it is for a mother to develop a storytelling skill and make sure she infuse some morals and values to the children. Mothers in Pakistan are concerned in developing their child’s personality and for that they need to develop the storytelling ritual held every night during bed time once again.