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Louise commented on We Love Reading: Refugee-led Reading Circles

This is a great idea.  I have recently done some research into the power of storytelling for a client…some reflections that might help:
Stories are safe places for children to learn about and confront challenging concepts.  Having the support of a storyteller means they share this with someone and don't confront it alone.
A storyteller 'models' a response to a story - children learn from their behaviour and reactions.
Stories help children develop narrative and 'oracy' skills - the ability to relate an experience.  This is helpful for processing things that happen to you, either verbally or internally.