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Once Upon a Story

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What's In This Kit?
This training kit provides early childhood professionals with important information about how to support children's creativity and language acquisition through constructed imaginings. This training program contains the following components:

  • Expected training outcomes and learning objectives
  • Training research, models, benchmarks
  • Preparation and implementation steps
  • Handouts
  • The article “Once Upon a Story: Supporting Children’s Creativity and Language Acquisition through Constructed Imaginings” by Laura Friedman
  • References and resources
  • Training Certificate for Learner �" Certificate of Attendance and Participation

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audiences for this training kit are beginning, intermediate, and advanced Learners who are working with young children ages 2 through 8 years.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is estimated at 1.5 hours. Implementation and actual training time is 3.0 hours, which includes 1.5 hours of Face-to-Face Training and 1.5 hours of Independent Study and an Applied Activity Project.

Training Outcomes:

By the end of this training, Learners will be able to:

  1. define and understand the roles of the protagonist and the scribe.
  2. recognize that children’s experiences, captured through narrative, support the process of learning to read and write.
  3. build connections and relationships with children through imagery and narrative.
  4. recognize that personal connections and investment in co-creating leads to meaningful learning.

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