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Using Stories to Support Learning and Development in Early Childhood

Using Stories to Support Learning and Development in Early Childhood

A Practical Guide

Helen Lumgair

Quick Overview

This book explores story and its importance in early childhood. It provides a theoretical foundation and considers how to practically implement the use of stories to aid children's wellbeing and holistic development. Ideal for those working in early years looking to encourage creativity and foster positive communication in children's lives.
Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Paperback / softback
2021, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 240pp
ISBN: 9781785924873
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Description

This book is an exploration of story and its importance in early childhood. It provides a thorough theoretical foundation, and considers how to practically implement the use of stories to aid children's wellbeing and holistic development.

The chapters cover topics including cognitive and emotional development, creativity, play, mathematics, language development, and trauma and healing. It is an ideal resource for early years practitioners, parents, and all those working in early childhood who are looking to encourage creativity, build agency and foster positive communication in children's lives.

Reviews

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I thoroughly revelled in reading this book. Its subject matter and spirit resonated deeply with me both as an early years practitioner and an individual. I found it stimulating, poignant and inspiring.

Helen's approach to the subject of storytelling is both humanistic and holistic and the book's wide-ranging contents, ideas and reflections are more relevant and vital in today's ever evolving technological societies than ever before. The book takes a deep dive into aspects of storytelling in an intelligent, informative, diverse, compassionate, and moving way providing many practical and user-friendly examples. Diversity, inclusion and empathy are central throughout.

This book is an inspiring and valuable tool for any adult interested in truly understanding the profound impact and integral function that storytelling can have on a child's experience of life, themselves and of others, along with the part it plays in our cognitive, emotional, social and creative development.
Indeed I would go as far as to say this book ought to be required reading for all those working with children, of any age!

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- Katharyn Ballantine, Headmistress, Thomas's Kindergarten

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Woven through with moving stories and vignettes, this book has excellent examples and theories to enhance storytelling practice, including the detailed ways of bringing some favourite children's books to life.

The significance of storytelling, from the experience of the listener to the value of story as therapy to the collection of authors, gives the book great depth and many interesting perspectives.

The outstanding features that make this text a highly valuable resource is the way that storytelling is encouraged as a daily activity and that children are portrayed as natural masters of storytelling.

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- Kathy Brodie, Founder and host of Early Years TV

Authors

By (author): Helen Lumgair