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June 8, 2022
2:00 PM Eastern Time
Professor Emeritus of Education
Community College of Allegheny County
Sponsored by Redleaf Press.
What if you had a magic wand that could cast a sparkly protective cloak over young children facing adversity? With fairytales, you do!
It’s no secret that early childhood programs struggle to address the needs of children impacted by toxic stress while also offering the rich learning opportunities all young children deserve. This webinar offers a unique framework that nurtures the social and emotional health of children while providing vibrant and engaging early literacy experiences: all through the magic of fairytales.
Beneath their shimmer, fairytales are stories about the young, the powerless, and the vulnerable overcoming great obstacles on their way to finding their happy ever afters. Remarkably, these ancient tales of magic align beautifully with the factors identified by recent resilience research as the critical buffers needed by children experiencing adversity. We will explore how programs can use fairytales from many cultures to nurture resilience within the context of a playful, literacy-rich early childhood curriculum.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- Why age-old fairytales continue to resonate so strongly with children, in spite of adult concerns over the years.
- How fairytales from around the world align with the evidence-based protective factors for the “ordinary magic” of resilience, including relationships, initiative, executive functions, self-regulation and cultural affirmation.
- Ways to use fairytales to plan engaging learning experiences, centers, routines, and transitions that nurture children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development while providing many opportunities for emergent literacy.
- How using this “ordinary magic” lens of fairy tale curriculum planning can support teachers’ understanding of specific strategies that nurture children experiencing adversity.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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