Ideas in dialogue: Children continue ideas like threads in small group storytelling
What is it about?
This study shows lower SES preschool children's stories to be culturally shaped, unfolding in patterned ways reminiscent of adult story genres, and dialogic. As children try out different genres of story and culturally shaped storytelling styles, they respond to one another's stories by continuing ideas which connect their stories in a larger dialogue.
Why is it important?
Shows the sophistication evident in young children's storytelling, even amongst children frequently characterized as "at-risk" for various forms of difficulty in formal schooling.
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