Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Storytelling in Early Childhood : Enriching Language, Literacy and Classroom Culture (Paperback)

Storytelling in Early Childhood : Enriching Language, Literacy and Classroom Culture (Paperback) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Storytelling in Early Childhood is a captivating book which explores the multiple dimensions of storytelling and story acting and shows how they enrich language and literacy learning in the early years. Foregrounding the power of children’s own stories in the early = and primary years, it provides evidence that storytelling and story acting, a pedagogic approach first developed by Vivian Gussin Paley, affords rich opportunities to foster learning within a play-based and language rich curriculum. The book explores a number of themes and topics, including:

  • the role of imaginary play and its dynamic relationship to narrative;
  • how socially situated symbolic actions enrich the emotional, cognitive and social development of children;
  • how the interrelated practices of storytelling and dramatisation enhance language and literacy learning, and contribute to an inclusive classroom culture;
  • the challenges practitioners face in aligning their understanding of child literacy and learning with a narrow, mandated curriculum which focuses on measurable outcomes;

Driven by an international approach and based on new empirical studies, this volume further advances the field, offering new theoretical and practical analyses of storytelling and story acting from complementary disciplinary perspectives.

This book is a potent and engaging read for anyone intriqued by Paley’s storytelling and story acting curriculum, as well as those practitioners and students with a vested interest in early years literacy and language learning.

With contributions from Vivian Gussin Paley, Patricia ‘Patsy‘ Cooper, Dorothy Faulkner, Natalia Kucirkova, Gillian Dowley McNamee and Ageliki Nicolopoulou.

Number of Pages: 210
Genre: Education
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: December 15, 2016
TCIN: 51987794
UPC: 9781138932142
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-4190
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$47.45
MSRPReg: $49.95 Save $2.50 (5% off)
Shipping not available
Not in stores

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.