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Friday 9 December, 2022
Narrating to children: a continuously new experience, between family context and territory
Storytelling is integral to being human, but it is not always part of everyday family life, and adults do not always engage with children as competent interlocutors. Yet storytelling has exceptional educational values, such as engaging with content and the reasoning processes that are used.
Narrating to children (in an atmosphere of reciprocal listening) means, first and foremost, embedding them in a family novel, together with all those who, near and far, in time and space, have a relationship with them. It helps them to build their personal identity, which develops in a complex network of relationships, between the family sphere and the wider territorial arena. Through countless exchanges and re-elaborations (and sometimes inevitable conflicts), the adult can foster original and unexpected formative outcomes that move in the direction of childhood well-being.