Story Telling makes students smarter – Librarians

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Ugochukwu Iwuchukwu

The Nigeria Library Association has described storytelling as a form of learning that impacts good morals in the lives of children.

The Chairman of Nigeria Library Association Rivers State Chapter, Dr Juliet Alex-Nmecha, said this during the celebration of 2020 World Story Telling Day at Highcast International Academy in Port Harcourt.

Dr Juliet Alex-Nmecha after reading a story for the students said storytelling improves the intelligence of the pupils.

“To share with them some stories and then teach them morals because we believe that what we learn when we are growing up learning moonlight stories, learning tales and all the rest, that it gave us a deeper insight on how we grow up, learning morals from each story told by our parents. So teaching this children morals through the stories they will hear I don’t think it will be out of place and that is the reason we are here today as librarians” she said.

Also speaking, the Secretary of Nigeria Library Association, Rivers State Chapter Dr Nyemezu Chidaka said storytelling makes children smarter and brilliant.

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He said storytelling also protect our history and heritage.

“This very event is important looking at what Albert Einstein told us. He said that if you want students to be smart, you tell them story, if you want them to be brilliant, you tell them more stories. Because we want our children to be smart and brilliant we taught it wise to mark this very important global activity in the school. This is because when we catch them young the society is bound to progress” he said.

Some of the students of Highcast International Academy, Mgbuoba, Port Harcourt commended members of Nigeria Library Association for making out time to mark the world storytelling day in their school.

Highlights of the programme include storytelling, quiz, questions and answers and career talk.

Our correspondent reports that the theme of 2020 World Story Telling Day is Voyages.