This work was supported by a grant (16-0007PCF) from the Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood to Portland State University and by the Portland State University Office of Academic Affairs.
Journal of Childhood Studies
Early childhood education -- Curricula, Storytelling in education, Child development -- Social aspects
This Ideas from Practice piece highlights a storytelling practice called story circles as a routine classroom practice with the potential to catalyze shared ideas in the classroom by spurring invention, dialogue, and invention. Examining the slow-growing unfolding of stories about the invented world of Dinosaurland, we illuminate the potential of the language of story as a way for children to sustain and develop ideas through sharing imagined worlds.
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Hoy, S. L., Lea, J. L., & Flynn, E. E. (2021). Dinner at dinosaurland: Invention, dialogue, & solidarity in the early childhood classroom. Journal of Childhood Studies, 46(2), 66-77. https://doi.org/10.18357/jcs462202119981