Moonlight Tales as Potential Tools for Behavioural Moulding: Cases of Five Selected Moonlight Tales

Matthias Olufemi Dada Ojo, Abel Olurotimi Ayodele

Abstract


This article examined the usefulness of moonlight stories or tales as powerful tools in character moulding of the African Children. Five different moonlight tales were sampled and told and the lessons derived highlighted. The article concludes that moonlight storytelling, like other unwritten oral traditions in Africa has faded away, especially in African cities where the parents have no time to sit down their children and mould their characters through story telling.

The article recommends that parents should be re-orientated on moonlight storytelling and encouraged to tell stories to their children against all odds. It also recommends the inclusion of moonlight story telling into the school curricula in African Schools. Finally, storytelling on radio and television to children is also recommended.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijch.v2i2.8768

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