Thursday, November 5, 2009

Folklore: one of media to teach children morality


Folklore is kind of tales which is related to culture and traditional values. Fable, fairy tales or short story may be listed as folklore. Folklore is usually used to convey some wise message while entertaining children. Since its educative purpose, folklore still exists and even popular for children. It is mostly told before children having sleep or in other occasion. Through folklore, children will intensionally acquire more morality values. The main message of tales is that justice and goodness will always win. 
 
Folklore may give impact for children. It can be a media of conveying the basic of good behavior because it is fun and doesn't force children to do something. It is naturally taught them how they should be through some message implied there. The character of the tales may give perfect example of the effect of acting bad or good. In the 'Malin Kundang' tales, for example, children will know the bad effect of mutiny the parents, that is becoming statue as what happened to Malin Kundang. 
 
In addition, folklore is easily persuading children to do good things. Some say that folklore, or fairy tales can improve the intelligence, emotional and spiritual value of children. Moreover, it can develop children's morality that may lead them to be able to determine the negative or positive of attitudes, values or behavior. It directly influence the way of children solving problems. Besides , it educates children to be more wise and respect to their surrounding, such as their friend, parents and their environment. 
 
Folklore also emphasizes on the children imagination. I have ever heard that imagination is more powerful than the reality. Imagination may important to children development. It can improve the intelligence and give some good values to children. Through folklore, parents can teach children responsibility of becoming social creatures. Morality, religious, cultural values that may implied in the folklore giving them perfect modeling of becoming a real human.

8 comments:

NURA November 5, 2009 at 11:11 PM  

salam friend,,
thank for info
folklore is easily persuading children to do good things..
can improve the intelligence,emotional and spiritual, valueof children.

ekopelancongan November 5, 2009 at 11:28 PM  

salam kembara..

yupp azys..

folklore richs with satire philosophy..

taa..

rumah blogger November 6, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

pokoknya tetap semangat ya mas, sukses nich

sabirinnet November 6, 2009 at 11:25 AM  

bermanfaat nich, saya simpan dulu ya siapa tahu nanti diperlukan. :)

Valter November 6, 2009 at 7:45 PM  

Hello my friend, thank you very much for your visit, good weekend with happiness and successes. Valter.

lina@happy family November 8, 2009 at 1:01 AM  

Great post about the importance of folklore...

Rihar Diana(dhana) November 8, 2009 at 3:17 PM  

salam sahabat
wadouh kamusnya ketinggalan he..he..its good posting make me know more about to getting info
postingan bagus thnxs ya..oh iya terimakasih atas kunjungan Anda ,dah saya follow kalu sedia follow balik ya..thnxs n good luck

notebook November 18, 2009 at 8:12 AM  

great post. nice information. thank you.

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