Tell Me A Story

Author: Elaine Reese, PhD
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199772657
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In Tell Me a Story Dr. Elaine Reese explains how storytelling is valuable for children's language, emotional development, coping, self-concept, and sense of belonging.

Stories We Ve Heard Stories We Ve Told

Author: Jeffrey Kottler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199328269
Size: 11.71 MB
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This is a book that integrates what is known from a wide variety of disciplines about the nature of storytelling and how it influences and transforms people's lives. Drawing on material from the humanities, sociology, anthropology, neurophysiology, media and communication studies, narrative inquiry, indigenous healing traditions, as well as education, counseling, and therapy, the book explores the ways that therapists operate as professional storytellers. In addition, our job is to hold and honor the stories of our clients, helping them to reshape them in more constructive ways. The book itself is written as a story, utilizing engaging prose, research, photographs, and powerful anecdotes to draw readers into the intriguing dynamics and processes involved in therapeutic storytelling. It sets the stage for what follows by discussing the ways that stories have influenced history, cultural development, and individual worldviews and then delves into the ways that everyday lives are impacted by the stories we hear, read, and view in popular media. The focus then moves to stories within the context of therapy, exploring how client stories are told, heard, and negotiated in sessions. Attention then moves to the ways that therapists can become more skilled and accomplished storytellers, regardless of their theoretical preferences and style.

Learning From Picturebooks

Author: Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317961536
Size: 48.87 MB
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Picturebooks, understood as a series of meaningful text-picture relations, are increasingly acknowledged as an autonomous sub-genre of children’s literature. Being highly complex aesthetic products, their use is deeply embedded in specific situations of joint attention between a caregiver and a child. This volume focuses on the question of what children may learn from looking at picturebooks, whether printed in a book format, created in a digital format, or self-produced by educationalists and researchers. Interest in the relationship between cognitive processes and children’s literature is growing rapidly, and in this book, theoretical frameworks such as cognitive linguistics, cognitive narratology, cognitive poetics, and cognitive psychology, have been applied to the analysis of children’s literature. Chapters gather empirical research from the fields of literary studies, linguistics and cognitive psychology together for the first time to build a cohesive understanding of how picturebooks assist learning and development. International contributions explore: language acquisition the child’s cognitive development emotional development literary acquisition ("literary literacy") visual literacy. Divided into three parts considering symbol-based learning, co-constructed learning, and learning language skills, this cross-disciplinary volume will appeal to researchers, students and professionals engaged in children’s literature and literacy studies, as well as those from the fields of cognitive and developmental psychology, linguistics, and education.

Give Your Child The World

Author: Jamie C. Martin
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031034414X
Size: 44.68 MB
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Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids’ love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul? Thankfully, parents have at their fingertips a miracle vaccine—one that can boost their kids' immunity to the world’s distractions. Well-chosen stories connect us with others, even those on the other side of the globe. Build your kids’ lives on a story-solid foundation and you’ll give them armor to shield themselves from the world’s cynicism. You’ll give them confidence to persevere in the face of life’s conflicts. You’ll give them a reservoir of compassion that spills over into a lifetime of love in action. Give Your Child the World features inspiring stories, practical suggestions, and carefully curated reading lists of the best children’s literature for each area of the globe. Reading lists are organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12). Each listing includes a brief description of the book, its themes, and any content of which parents should be aware. Parents can introduce their children to the world from the comfort of home by simply opening a book together. Give Your Child the World is poised to become a bestselling family reading treasury that promotes literacy, develops a global perspective, and strengthens family bonds while increasing faith and compassion.

This Child Every Child

Author: David J. Smith
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1554534666
Size: 28.67 MB
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Examines how children from different countries around the world live and how their lives differ from children elsewhere, including issues such as access to water, healthcare, and education.

Tell Me A Story

Author: Louise DeForest
Publisher: Waldorf Early Childhood Association North America
ISBN: 9781936849192
Size: 78.17 MB
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In kindergartens all over the world, storytime is often one of the favourite parts of the day. Stories connect us to each other, give a sense of who we are, and guide us into the future. Stories are vital for healthy child development.This new collection of over eighty stories from the members and friends of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America is a treasure-trove for preschool children. In this book you'll find stories for special occasions as well as everyday enjoyment, which will nourish and inspire.

Storytelling With Children

Author: Nancy Mellon
Publisher: Hawthorn Press
ISBN: 1907359605
Size: 80.80 MB
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Children love family storytelling and parents can learn this practical, magical art. Here are methods, tips and resources to enable you to: create a listening space, use the day's events and rhythms to make stories, transform old stories and make up new ones, bring your personal and family stories to life, learn stories by heart using pictures, inner theatre, walk-about, singing the story and other methods, and find the tale you want from Nancy's rich story-cupboard.

Secrets Kids Know That Adults Oughta Learn

Author: Allen Klein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 163228054X
Size: 46.86 MB
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Kids have a fantastic way of looking at the world, and they are often kind, curious, and completely honest about the things they experience. We tend to lose those natural traits as we get older, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In Allen Klein’s new book, people share stories of the lessons they’ve learned from children, from the hilarious anecdotes that make you think to the out-of-nowhere, insightful thoughts on modern issues. Secrets Kids Know. . . That Adults Oughta Learn will help you get back to your unbiased childhood mind, all the while entertaining you with the incredible things that could only come out of the mouth of a child.

Honey For A Child S Heart

Author: Gladys Hunt
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310872642
Size: 33.13 MB
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Family favorite now revised and updated, including an annotated list of books for ages 0-12Everything parents need to know to find the best books for their childrenSince its publication in 1969, this has been an essential guide for parents wanting to find the best books for their children. Now in its fourth edition, Honey for a Child’s Heart discusses everything from the ways reading affects both children’s view of the world and their imagination to how to choose good books. Illustrated with drawings from dozens of favorites, it includes an indexed and updated list of the best new books on the market and the classics that you want your children to enjoy. Author Gladys Hunt’s tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural and spiritual life of any home.

Room

Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 178682177X
Size: 65.32 MB
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‘I wait for his boots to drop. They fall on Floor, one thump, two thumps, that’s how I know he’s going to get into Bed with Ma now and make it squeak. I count the squeaks because I’m excellent at numbers. I have to count, I can’t lose count, if I lose count I don’t know what. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...’ Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five-year-old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.