Tell me something! Developing children’s narrative skills in day nurseries

Recounting or relating experiences, memories and stories is not only an important part of interpersonal communication. It is also essential for learning to read and write. Some children are not exposed to the necessary conditions in their environment for acquiring age-appropriate narrative skills prior to starting school. In order to break down barriers to education early enough, children’s narrative skills should therefore be developed already at day nurseries. After a brief introduction to the basics of narratology, the following paper shows how this can be integrated into everyday life and in pre-structured play

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