It doesn’t matter how old we are, we all use stories to explore our lives – past and present – and our possible futures. Other stories allow us to learn about the lives of our family and friends. Telling and reading stories provides a safe space to experience and make sense of the ups and downs of life.
Then there are those stories that transport us into the lives of people we’ve never known, who come from long ago and places faraway. And there are those stories that carry us away to imaginary worlds where real-life fades and fantasy takes over. We might all enjoy different stories but we all share and explore them for the same reason: they are just so satisfying!
So, sharing stories with your children is fun and powerful!
And did you know that it also has lots of other benefits too? Here are some of them:
(Please click on each benefit for the theoretical underpinnings of the Story Power campaign)