Building resilience in children through conversational storytelling

Anna Filipi, Maryanne Theobald

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Conversational storytelling is a practical strategy for parents and teachers to build young children's social skills. The specific knowledge and skill set built through storytelling is linked to children developing strong connections, being confident and involved, and being able to communicate their ideas. Ensuring children have the time and space to share their stories is particularly salient in the current context.
This piece includes:
1) The ongoing value of storytelling.
2) The five domains for healthy development identified from the Australian Early Development Census (2018).
3) The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF, 2020) report on the impact of school closure.
4) Nine key strategies for parents to engage children in conversational storytelling to enhance intergenerational connections, establish buddy progams, and support children whose first language is not English.
5) Resources detailed on the UNESCO and EEF websites.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputBlog
PublisherBOLD (Jacob's Foundation)
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationZurich Switzerland
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2021

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