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National Storytelling Week

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2024-01-30 00:00:00
2024-02-06 23:59:59

National Storytelling Week is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the importance of storytelling.

Here are some ways you can celebrate this week in your early years setting:

Themed Stories: Each day of the week, focus on a different theme or genre. You could have a day for fairy tales, a day for folk tales, a day for modern children's books, etc.

Daily Story Time: Schedule a dedicated story time each day. You can read from children's books, tell a story from memory, or use a storytelling prop like a puppet or a story sack.

Dramatic Play: Choose a popular story and recreate it through dramatic play. The children can dress up as the characters and act out the story.

Story Mapping: After reading a story, help children create a visual map of the story events. This helps them understand the concept of beginning, middle, and end.

Remember, the goal of National Storytelling Week is to promote the love of stories and reading, so make sure the activities are fun and engaging.  Remember everyone has at least one story to tell !