Story-telling and story-acting: Their effects on cognitive, linguistic and motor development of preschooler children

Author/s Valentina Gizzonio, Maria Chiara Bazzini, Cosima Marsella, Pamela Papangelo, Dolores Rollo, Giacomo Rizzolatti, Maddalena Fabbri-Destro
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2018/4
Language Italian Pages 18 P. 589-606 File size 281 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIP2018-004003
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Two groups of preschooler children played with plush toys or construction toys telling and acting stories under the guidance of a psychologist. The aim of the study was to evaluate if the relation between story-telling and -acting im-proved cognitive and motor development of preschooler children respect to a control group. Both experimental groups, regardless the type of toy, improved their non-verbal fluid reasoning competence, narrative abilities and, surprisingly, also imitating hand positions skills. Most interestingly, children who played with construction toy have marked improvement in their visuospatial abilities.

Keywords: Construction play, story-telling, fluid reasoning, visuo-spatial abili-ties, fine-motor coordination.

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