Knowledge and research insights during war time

A research-based tool for developing a dialogue with toddlers and children around written stories developed by Prof. Tzipi Horowitz Kraus and the Educational Neuro Imaging Group from the Technion is presented in the link below: Israeli children experience the events of war in different ways. Some talk about things and some behave in unexpected ways. Parents of toddlers and older children, educators in early childhood and elementary classes – are looking for educational activities but also those that will develop an emotional dialogue with the children. Dialogical story reading, that is, reading the story together with the child, while sharing, asking questions and developing discourse, is an educational activity that enriches the child’s vocabulary and prepares him for discourse and reading acquisition, while at the same time opening a window into the child’s emotional world. This leaflet contains guidelines and recommendations for dialogical reading with children, starting from birth.