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‘Being’ Stories
‘Being’ stories

This third chapter focuses its attention on important beings in the lives of children who can stimulate their story writing in a variety of exciting ways. These beings are principally humans who play an important role in the care, development and education of the young; animals, in the form of pets, are also included in this chapter due their presence in the homes of many children (see Craighill, 2010).

The first half of this chapter centres on the immediate family, recognising the closest relatives in the family unit. Baby stories and Sibling stories consider the importance of brothers and sisters as specific audiences for children's story writing, encouraging authors to be mindful of babies' limited ‘attention spans’ and ‘life experiences’ (Peres, n.d.), and ...

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