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Tell Me a Story: Sharing Stories to Enrich Your Child's World

Elaine Reese


Family storytelling offers many of the same advantages as book reading—and some new ones —for children's language and emotional development, coping skills, and sense of belonging. This book shows parents how telling and sharing stories about family experiences can help children grow into healthy, happy adolescents and adults. The author outlines the techniques that work best with children of all ages, from toddlers to teens, including children with learning delays and difficult temperaments. The author also tackles challenging issues such as whether children profit at all from the stories that ... More

Keywords: family storytelling, language development, emotional development, coping skills, belonging

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199772650
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772650.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elaine Reese, author
Psychology Department, University of Otago, New Zealand, Associate Professor