Teaching kids storytelling

Getting your kid to take those first steps toward creating a storytelling may be an activity that is both enjoyable and hard for the youngster. Children gain the ability to organize their thoughts and to use written language to convey their ideas in a variety of formats when they participate in the conception and writing of a narrative.

It may be challenging for youngsters as well as adults to come up with narrative concepts and ideas when they are tasked with creating one. Assisting your kid with the organization of their tale from beginning to conclusion is an excellent method to make the process of writing much simpler and more manageable.

Storytelling and topic

To get things off to a good start, try reading the same book together. Put a stop to the tale and have your kid come up with some guesses as to how it’s going to conclude. The alternate conclusion proposed by your youngster can provide interesting fodder for a whole new and unique narrative. You may also compose tales based on real-life occurrences, such as the first day of school for your kid, an excursion at a theme park, or a school picnic. This is another option.


Have your youngster come up with a character and an environment for the story. Who or what will serve as the story’s primary protagonist—a youngster, an adult, or an animal? Will the action of the novel take place in a nearby park, some other nation, or perhaps outer space? Give your child the autonomy to use their imagination.

Each and every one of the best tales for kids has a beginning, a middle, and an ending. You should ask your youngster to elaborate on their first tale concept and describe the setting of the narrative. What makes their primary character unique or stand out from others in the genre? It may be a girl who lives in a cave, a dog that likes to take showers, a superhero who can’t fly, or even a superhero who can’t fly!

The bad guy

A narrative that doesn’t have any tension in it might be pretty boring. By reading some of your kid’s favorite books aloud to them again, you may help your child comprehend the notion of conflict that occurs in a tale. Describe to them how a conflict develops and urge them to think of one for the tale they are writing on their own. They could even bring in a whole new character to really mix things up!

Storytelling and Moral

Without a satisfying conclusion, a narrative can’t be considered complete. Ask your kid how they think the tension will be resolved in their narrative. To come up with a meaningful settlement, you should challenge them to relate the disagreement with the turning moment.

The conclusion of a narrative should be one that leaves the reader feeling fulfilled. What became of the characters once the problem that had been plaguing them was finally resolved? Were they ultimately successful in accomplishing anything, or did the experience teach them a valuable lesson for the future?

About the Author

Lisa Lee

Lisa Lee

I am a Parsons School of Design graduate with a certified teacher's license. At Gooroo, my passion is to educate students through an artist's approach, which requires critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving. During the elementary years, I think that students broaden their perspective and expression through art, and this skill can be applied to any other fields of study later on. I believe that a true educator can be the key to unlocking every child's potential. Gooroo is a tutoring membership that matches students to tutors perfect for them based on their unique learning needs. Gooroo offers Math, English, SAT, Coding, Spanish tutoring, and more.