To help children understand how their choices, and the thoughts and actions behind them, can truly make a difference in their lives and the lives of others, fosters sensitivity and the appreciation of Human Values.
A small, daily gesture can make big changes happen, especially when we add awareness and care to what we do. This holds true for any aspect of daily life, but is especially important when it comes to promoting sustainability and ecological understanding. To encourage future generations to cause minimal damage to the environment, and to find concrete ways to help and protect Earth, our home, and all forms of life harbored on the Planet, means sowing good deeds, and seeds of goodness.
STORYTELLING: The tradition of transmitting noble ideals and life experience through storytelling is common to all cultures. Stories, fairy tales and popular legends, are a means of entertainment, moral education and cultural preservation and provide models of human behaviour, faith and wisdom. This polyvalent teaching method fosters: language and listening skills, new vocabulary, knowledge, mental keenness, sensitivity, creativity, relaxation, and also a sense of humour.
Value based stories connect the child/and or reader in general, to ideal behaviour and exemplary living. A good story captures the imagination and engages the heart and intellect in a dynamic process of making meaning and relevancy in one’s life, raises questions and triggers group discussion. Short stories are easy to remember for both the narrator and the listener. If you want to capture attention and keep the listener interested use the present tense, and “Love the story you tell!”.