Storytelling and Storymaking in the Early Years


Language and literacy in the early years

Judith Stevens, Bridie Raban, Andrea Nolan

Immersing young children in language through storytelling is crucial. Stories are a fundamental part of our daily lives, helping us understand and navigate the world. This book leverages the power of storytelling to demonstrate effective learning opportunities for young children.

Educators can enhance these opportunities by understanding each child’s language development journey and interacting with them in meaningful, informed, and intentional ways.

This book offers valuable insights into the significance of storytelling and storymaking in early childhood. It also provides guidance on planning engaging and interesting learning experiences for young children.


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Judith Stevens

Judith Stevens has had a long and diverse career in early years education and has written a number of books and numerous articles in a wide range of early years journals.

Bridie Raban

Bridie Raban was the Foundation Mooroolbeek Professor of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is currently an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and in 2021, she was awarded an Honorary University Fellowship by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). Her past research has focused on language and literacy development, teacher change and development, curriculum and assessment for the early childhood years and quality provision. She was the first Professor of Early Childhood Education in Victoria and the second in Australia, and before this she was Professor of Primary Education (Early Years) at the University of Warwick and President of the UK Reading Association.

Andrea Nolan

Andrea Nolan is Professor of Education (Early Childhood) in the School of Education at Deakin University. She has had extensive experience teaching in early childhood education settings as well as in primary schools, and has taught in the TAFE and university sectors, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as supervising higher degree research students.

Andrea has conducted research in both schools and preschools and has worked on a number of state, national and international projects on literacy development, program evaluation and professional learning for teachers. She has researched the impact of the current Australian reform agenda on professional identities and educator practice, leadership, mentoring, inter-professional work, and reflective practice as a means to better understand practice.

Additional Information
Weight 0.18 kg
Dimensions 297 × 210 × 4 cm