Spin 2 group of Oxford Language School decided to write a children’s short story for the school blog. We used Storybird, an amazing tool to create you own stories in which you can find a wide variety of really good artists who share their drawings with everyone who wants to write a nice story.
First, we agreed that our creation would be a story appropriate for young children. Then, we chose the artist we liked and once we did that, we just let our imagination fly.
Storytelling is the oldest form of teaching. It bonded the early human communities, giving children the answers to the biggest questions of creation, life and afterlife. Stories define us, shape us, control us and make us. Speaking, listening, grammar, pronunciation, confidence, empathy… everything can be taught through stories. One of the best aspects is that storytelling shares a number of features with English teaching, which makes it natural to integrate them during lessons. Stories help children to develop an understanding of themselves and the world that surrounds them, which is one of the literature´s functions. That means they are introducing themselves to literature as well as learning English.
Stories provide a natural, relevant and enjoyable context for exposure to language and an opportunity to familiarize children with the sounds, rhythm and intonation of English. Stories also develop learning strategies, thinking skills, concentration skills and aspects of emotional intelligence.
We hope you like the story!!!