What is THE STORY MERCHANTS?
The Story Merchants is a series of products for children ages 6 months to 10 years old, created to help today's child get an advantage with early learning concepts and vocabulary skills through engaging games and visual storytelling. Our children's products have been conceptualized by mothers, approved by a panel of educationists and tested by kids. We author our own stories, hence they are relatable with the kids, as each story has a take away, and are developed in innovative ways to help the story come to life with the help of storyboards, board games, story cards, wooden characters, magnetic maps, story maps, story puzzles and much more. A story is an essential component and a common thread among most of our products as we encourage creative thinking, imagination, oral fluency and the ability to have a purposeful discussion.
“People think that stories are shaped by people, but in fact, it is the other way around”.
“The Universe is not made of atoms. It is made of tiny stories.”
When we had our children, we often resorted to different tactics to help stories come alive – use of puppets or visual aids is a common way to stimulate a child’s imagination and enhance creativity. Discussing stories and allowing children to further explore the concepts behind stories is an incredibly powerful tool and the often the only one that leads to fluency and verbosity. Yearning to revive the love for stories amongst kids, THE STORY MERCHANTS was born. Our products are basically a visual storytelling experience for children and great group activity for families. They were conceptualized with the one mission of developing imagination, creative thinking and enhancing oral fluency and the ability to have a purposeful discussion.
“We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.”