Professor Kelli Jo Kerry-Moran, Department of Professional Studies
in Education, recently partnered with Juli-Anne Aerila of the University of Turku, Rauma, Finland, to co-edit a book titled “Story in Children’s Lives: Contributions of the Narrative Mode to Early Childhood Development, Literacy,
This book conceptualizes the role that narratives can play with children in encouraging growth in contexts and domains such as personal and family identity, creative movement, memory and self-concept, social relationships, or developing a sense of humor.
The book is available through Springer and is a part of the “Educating the Young Child” book series.
Mary Jenck Jalongo, retired Distinguished University Professor and Journal and Book Series Editor for Springer Publications, indicated that “…This work delves into the topic of narratives in young children’s lives with a breadth of topics and depth of
study not found elsewhere.”