The Importance of Stories for the Young Ones

Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.” Robert McKee

The quote mentioned above by Robert Mckee tells us why stories are so important. It is a powerful way to put ideas in the world as well as in the minds of the ones who’ll be the future of the world. Many of us still remember the stories that we heard or read in childhood. We may not remember what we read but we remember the stories that our grandma or our parents used to tell us. Things have changed over the years. Nowadays everybody is attached like a puppet to their smartphones. Kids nowadays prefer watching TV over listening or reading stories. Slowly the tradition of bedtime stories is fading away. Is there any solution for this? Luckily, yes, there is a tool on your smartphone itself that can help you make your child listen to kids stories and that too without getting bored. The solution to the problem we are talking about is an app called HeyCloudy.

Your little one must be playing on the phone. Why not use that to your advantage? HeyCloudy is an audio stories app filled with loads of popular stories for your child to listen to. The stories in this app are the famous Indian Moral stories, Panchatantra, Aesop Fables, and many more. The app even contains a series on Indian mythology, offering classic stories of Ramayan, Hanuman, Ganesha, etc. Perfect for your child to listen to. These are tales that have been classics in the country. The genres of stories that the app holds range from Indian festival stories like tales of Diwali, Holi, Christmas to stories about hygiene, nature, and travel, just to name a few. HeyCloudy provides a complete package when it comes to classic as well as educational stories.

Do you know why we still remember the stories that our grandparents told us in childhood, better than the ones we read? To simply put it, the reason is we were using our auditory senses. When a child hears something, he tends to remember it for a longer period. Hence, HeyCloudy has an audio-only approach for better understanding as well as retention. The bedtime stories for kids that this app provides helps them improve their vocabulary while being entertained. Not only that, kids begin to pick up the English language little by little as time passes. These stories also help in improving their reading skill by better pronunciation, fluency, and enunciation.

Stories are part of everyone’s day-to-day life. The reason these tales are so important is because of the values they teach. Being Indians we are heavy on the values and morals we keep. Good values if inculcated at a young age last for a lifetime. The things they will learn in childhood will stick with them for a long time and also will act as the base for their beliefs as they get older.