Stories help children feel that they belong, that they matter.
|Have you ever tried communicating with someone who speaks a language you don’t understand?|
I certainly have and it is frustrating and disorienting.
This is what our children often experience when trying to communicate with us…
As adults we expect children to understand our adult priorities and point of view immediately.
What we often forget to consider is that children use a different language – that of story, play and imagination.
Through play and stories they explore what it means to be a human being in the world.
|Stories help children address feelings such as:|
– feeling not wanted
– feeling of being the unfavoured one- always needing to be in control
– feelings of wanting to hit out- living in fear
After sharing a story, it helps the child to talk about the characters and what happens.
We can encourage this by asking questions.
If you need help finding the right stories for your children, email us to ask about our new storytelling programme, 21 Stories for 21 Days.
Let us help you change parenting habits that are not working for you into special moments of connection by sharing with you 21 stories for 21 bedtimes.
Ready to meet a whole fleet of special characters who will guide us in meaningful play with our children?