Storytelling or listening and childrenIt was a time when small children would happily listen to stories by elders. It was one of the best hobbies for children. They had no video games to play. They had no television to watch a cartoon show. Telling and listening stories of kings-queens, fables, narration about incidents was a common hobby. Children used to listen to stories paying full attention, quite silently, it also happened if any of them couldn't understand he would ask the question out of curiosity and storyteller would explain and satiate him/her.
It was an age of simplicity children would play with clay-toys and different type of small cheap toys made from bamboo strips, colourful paper, strings, parchament etc would be sold in fair.
Today, storytelling is an obsolete thing. Children are too smart. When they open their eyes on gadgets with the latest technology, storytelling will not impress them. It's merely a generation gap, everything changes over the time and there is nothing wrong in it. Their toys have also been changed. Also girls of this generation don't play with dolls.