Story telling for Early Childhood Period - Montessori way

Understanding the criteria for selecting the right stories for young children aged 2 years to 6 years.
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Rating: 3.4 out of 5 (6 ratings)
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40min of on-demand video
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As a parent or teacher you will learn the do's and dont's of good Story Telling from an experienced Montessorian
The comprehensive video will help you decide on which stories to read to your children. Some examples of good stories are also included.
You will learn to create your own stories based on your children's interests and requirements.
Story telling is not an art, but a skill that can be easily learned. It is important to choose the right stories. The child's age is a deciding factor.
More than what should be included in a story or a rhyme, it is important to understand what should Not be included when telling stories to little ones


  • Absolute beginners with understanding of simple, basic English is all that is required.
  • No experience of any sort required.


This course is directed at parents, grandparents and teachers of young children who normally read stories to their children to spend some quality time with them. But reading stories is not just about spending time. In fact, reading stories contribute hugely to developing extensive vocabulary, the right pronunciation, comprehension, etc., which are so vital in the development of any language. All these skills are what will add up to when the child begins to read and write on his own.

But it is important to understand what type of stories should be selected for reading to children who are in the age-goup of 2 to 6 years. For children this age, you have to bear in mind their psychology. The children are not yet ready for fairy tales and mythological stories. They are still at the stage where they are understanding facts. Once the facts are strongly established, they will be ready to understand fairy tales and let their imagination build on the basis of the strong foundation built on facts.

In this lesson, the do's and don'ts are clearly listed along with the reasons for the same. In this manner, you will have a clear understanding of why we choose or reject a particular story.

Besides, with the criteria clearly in place, I have also suggested how you may write your own little stories based on your children's interests.

Who this course is for:

  • This video is mainly for parents, grandparents and teachers for the Early Childhood period children - 2 1/2 to 6 year olds.
  • Story Writers for young children.
  • Heads of Montessori, Nursery schools
  • Librarians


Course Director - Centre for Montessori Teachers Training
Maqsooda Tawa
  • 3.4 Instructor Rating
  • 6 Reviews
  • 573 Students
  • 3 Courses

I am Maqsooda Tawa and I have been in the education field for more than 45 years.

The first 25 years were with High Schools in the roles of Head of Mathematics Department, Head of Physics Department, and School Supervisor.

I then decided to start my own chain of schools.

That is when I came across the Montessori Method. I obtained extensive training from various Montessori Organizations from India and the US, quit my conventional High School roles and for the last 20 years have been running my own Montessori schools, helping set up Montessori schools and training teachers in the Montessori method in different parts of the world.

I love and believe in the method and have seen it working – always!

My mission is to now pass on all that I have learned and experienced about the Montessori Method, all the knowledge and expertise I have gained over the years - to you.

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