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Strengthening the parent-child relationship through storytelling & loving touch


Working with very young children requires the engagement of a caregiver. Playful interventions that increase attunement, nurturing, and fund between the child-caregiver dyad, allow for the strengthening of the relationship and can improve outcomes for young children. This video shows an example of an intervention using storytelling and gentle, loving touch between the parent and the child.



In this video:

Working with young children Kinesthetic storytelling®

Sharing a story

A sample of how to implement the intervention

The weather movements during storytelling


Resources:

Dr. Janet Courtney

https://firstplaytherapy.com/


The Magic Rainbow Hug

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Rainbow-Hug-Interactive-Storyteller/dp/0615737048


Processing questions at the end of the intervention, for both child and parent:

How was this activity for you?

What was your favorite part?

What was your least favorite part?

I wonder if you can try this at home with some of your other stories?


**Please note that the information shared in this video is not a substitute for professional training or supervision**

**Also, the information presented here is not for commercial use as both the intervention and the story belong to Dr. Courtney**



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