(Once Upon A Time is suitable for kids with ages 3-12)
Assalamu Alaykum dear Muslim parent and reader:
Did you know storytelling is important for your child’s mental growth?
Stories play a vital role in the growth and development of a child.
Reading books aloud stimulates their imagination, enhances their listening skills, expands their understanding of the world and boosts their confidence levels with ease.
Just as computer simulations help us get to grips with complex problems like flying a plane or forecasting the weather, so does novels, stories and dramas help us understand the complexities of social life. (Source: Dr. Keith Oatley, Ph.D.)
Meet Once Upon A Time: Your Child’s New Formula To Understand The Hurdles of Social Life
Once Upon A Time is a thrilling storytelling show created by an exciting channel providing entertainment for the Muslim family without compromising principles or values called Eman.
The stories are short, powerful, and dramatic, averaging around 6 minutes per episode, making the show exhilarating and gripping throughout.
Additionally, Once Upon A Time currently has over 40+ episodes with a different Muslim personality reading out a different story each episode – your child will surely enjoy every second of it.
Characters: The Show’s Storytellers
The Once Upon A Time show has several characters [or storytellers]
Each character with his own story to tell, and a lesson to teach your child.
Here are the three characters that appeared in most episodes:
The reality is that in order for a child to listen and focus on a story – the stories need to be presented in a compelling and fascinating manner.
This is exactly what Omar does…
…he uses his dramatic light-hearted voice to inspire and encourage children to listen to his wonderful stories of Elma (An animated character in the stories)
From imitating the animated voices in the stories to capturing your little one’s attention.
Omar has it all.
Likewise, Naif is also a remarkable storyteller.
The stories he shares are wondrous with valuable lessons for your child.
With his calm presence, and great storytelling skills, Naif will truly capture your child’s attention.
Featured in over 10 episodes in the show.
Usman is an excellent storyteller, sometimes he uses props, other times he moves around, and other times he stays still.
Other characters and storytellers that noticeably appeared in few of the episodes include Hesham Bellaand Jamil Choudhury
To Which Age Group Is Once Upon A Time Aimed At?
From babyhood to the early teens, children love to hear a good story.
Once Upon A Time targets kids with ages 3-12. At this age, children tap into their imaginative minds and provide their own imagery, therefore, storytelling presents certain literary devices in a demonstrative and memorable way.
Stories at this age develop the inner world of imagination and creative thinking of your child.
The stories we hear as children shape our view of the world.
Most children live their lives in quite a limited environment…
…therefore, bringing stories into your little one’s life can show them far-flung places, extraordinary people, and eye-opening situations to expand and enrich their world.
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