3 Types Of Stories: Minimal, Cumulative And Never Ending

Photo Of Woman Tutoring Young BoyThe last year has left many learnings in families. It has been in this period when new readers have arrived at the bookstores. The publishing industry celebrates the increase in book sales during the first quarter of the year. The literary experiences take different forms. Fathers and mothers, for example, select books on education, parenting, and emotional intelligence. There are many aspects that differentiate your generation from your child’s.

But there are also links that remain timeless. The formula tales are an example of this. These popular stories have been handed down from generation to generation through oral tradition. This type of composition is easily remembered since the plot is characterized by synthesis and brevity. These stories can be classified, in turn, into several groups.

Minimal stories

As we can deduce from the concept, the story reflects the maximum conciseness in this type of structure. What is expressed is told through a few sentences. In a single sentence it is possible to present the protagonist of a story in which there is a minimum development between the beginning and the end. Despite the brevity, they are stories that have an action and a conclusion.

Cumulative tales

They have a predictable structure since the initial formula is repeated throughout the text, although new characters are added. They chain different ideas. Often, what is important in this type of story is not so much what is told, but the way in which a story is conveyed that amuses children. Starting from the initial base, following the pattern of that basic premise, it is possible to continue expanding the text. For this reason, this type of story does not end with a definitive ending that closes the story.

Never ending tales

Cheerful young woman hugging cute little girl and reading book together while lying in soft bed in light bedroom at home in daytimeThis type of story, unlike the minimal story, seems to have no definitive limit. It can be extended beyond what is imagined to entertain children. They are stories that have a musicality and that, frequently, use the resource of rhyme. They promote interaction when they include a question that seeks an answer from the interlocutor. In this way, the child participates in the reading of the story itself , interacts and answers the questions. Each question is accompanied by a new piece of the story. The answer of the interlocutor does not determine the script of the above, since the story begins again.

The reading experience brings happiness home and can also be enjoyed outdoors during the spring. These folk tales stand out for their simple structure. Therefore, these proposals encourage the encouragement of reading in the first encounters with the book. These stories reinforce attention and memory.