Can Stories And Humour Really Help Kids Learn Better?
Kids love stories and humour so it’s no great surprise that using one – or both – in their learning can have huge benefits.
When humour and storytelling is incorporated into kids’ learning, you are able to capture and hold their attention, making learning a fun activity instead of a chore. And when kids are engaged and interested, they’re more likely to remember what they’ve learned and to stay motivated to learn more.
Another benefit is that it can help kids develop important skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. When kids are exposed to different stories and situations, they’re encouraged to use their imaginations and think creatively to come up with solutions.
Top Tips to help kids learn through laughter and storytelling:
Enhances Vocabulary: Humour and storytelling can help enhance kids’ vocabulary, as they’re exposed to new words and phrases in context.
Encourages Empathy: Storytelling can help encourage empathy in kids, as they’re exposed to different perspectives and experiences.
Builds Confidence: Humour and storytelling can help build kids’ confidence in their ability to learn and understand new concepts.
Making education fun and memorable is like secretly packing veggies into a sweet treat. Kids WANT it AND it’s good for them. A podcasts that does this really well is ‘Busy Bodies‘ – a podcast that uses humour to teach kids about the human body and mind.
Another great option is the podcast ‘Fun Fables‘ which gives a hilarious twist to classic stories and fairy tales, teaching kids about morals and values along the way.
By using humour and storytelling , we can help make learning more enjoyable and engaging, while helping kids develop important skills and knowledge.
‘Busy Bodies’ and ‘Fun Fables’ are great options for parents and educators looking to engage kids’ in their own learning. Because education should be fun!