We often give stories to our children to read, but how often do we tell them a story or encourage them to tell a story?
Children have an innate love of stories. Stories create magic and a sense of wonder at the world. Stories teach us about life, about ourselves and about others. Storytelling is a unique way for students to develop an understanding, respect and appreciation for other cultures, and can promote a positive attitude to people from different lands, races and religions.
Stories reveal universal truths about the world. Through stories we see how very different people share the same life experiences and how human nature can transcend culture.
Adapted from British Council.