TMS links to your curriculum
Storytelling has a shown positive effect on childrens ability to talk, listen, write and read.
It also links to:
Personal development and social skills
TMS help children to use their language and imagination in both team and solo work.Through the group exercises, the students create and perform stories together. This makes them socially aware and they often discover new sides of each other and themselves. They learn to listen to each other and respect each other’s ideas. They collaborate and learn to use criticism constructively, whilst having fun.
The student gets an experience of contributing creatively and meaningfully in school; while at the same time feels that education has the nature of being like an adventure.
Through personal storytelling, the student can gain a sense of influence over his/her situation in school, by telling and reinventing their own story. When others listen to the story, it can enhance students’ confidence and make them feel recognized as a part of the social community in school.
Arts and culture
TMS improves performance skills, teaching children how to act confidently on a stage. We focus a lot on dramaturgy, and the children learn the art of building a story and understanding a storyline. TMS also uses improvisation to develop creativity and adaptability. Using the TMS guidelines the teacher let the children create stories themselves, so they understand the art form and craft, while using it innovatively. These skills can be used in other aesthetic and creative outlets. The children learn to modify content, so that it fits within a genre, using the right words and gestures.
TMS encourages language development. Taking different ideas and turning them into a structured story helps developing language fluency. As children use their own words in describing thoughts and ideas, they gain an understanding of how to use language to control both the story’s content and the way it is expressed.
TMS is good for:
- Helping students to give better presentations
- Opening up for creative uses of language (creative writing)
- Helping students to be more precise in their choice of words