Taming the Trauma Dragon with the Ordinary Magic of Fairytales, by Stephanie Goloway
This webinar is hosted by Early Childhood Investigations
What if you had a magic wand that could cast a sparkly protective cloak over young children facing adversity? With fairytales, you do!
It’s no secret that early childhood programs struggle to address the needs of children impacted by toxic stress while also offering the rich learning opportunities all young children deserve. This webinar offers a unique framework that nurtures the social and emotional health of children while providing vibrant and engaging early literacy experiences: all through the magic of fairytales.
Beneath their shimmer, fairytales are stories about the young, the powerless, and the vulnerable overcoming great obstacles on their way to finding their happy ever afters. Remarkably, these ancient tales of magic align beautifully with the factors identified by recent resilience research as the critical buffers needed by children experiencing adversity. We will explore how programs can use fairytales from many cultures to nurture resilience within the context of a playful, literacy-rich early childhood curriculum.