The Power of Story Telling and its Relationship to Resiliency
Date(s) - Nov 24, 2018
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
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“There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.”
-Ursula K. Le Guin
The poignancy of this quote presents how storytelling has been part of every culture since time immemorial and the significant role it holds in society. Most people think stories exist to entertain, or are part of education within a community. These two aspects are important and play a part in passing down of oral stories, however, a huge reason people have been telling stories since ancient times is due to this fact: It kept them resilient.
There is current evidence in research and Neuroscience to back-up this history. Oral storytelling not only promotes early literacy and healthy child development, it is also a protective factor connected to resiliency. In this workshop you will learn how oral storytelling promotes these aspects needed for resilient children. In addition, you will be provided with basic techniques and strategies on how to effectively tell oral stories and integrate them into your Early Learning Programs.
Suitable for all early learning and child care professionals.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$25.00 members/$32.00 non-members
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604-931-3400 ext. 0
April Martin-Ko’s (BA & BEd) work has involved diverse children and families for over 20 years, and is the Provincial Coordinator for the Parent-Child Mother GooseProgram® in BC. She studies Play Therapy, and is using these techniques 1:1 with children on the Autism Spectrum. She also is a current Graduate student in the Faculty of Early Childhood Education at UBC, focussing her research on the power and correlation of storytelling and land-based learning; in addition, how these relationships contribute to social-emotional development in young children. April is passionate about the power of storytelling and believes cultivating imagination fosters resilience in children and families.