National Storytelling Week at Bright Horizons
Date: 25 Jan 2019
Storytelling is a unique way to allow children to develop an understanding about life, about ourselves and about others and is an essential part of our Growing Readers programme. With National Storytelling Week swiftly approaching (26th January – 2nd February), we’ve put together some fun ideas to bring stories to life at home. Crafting and play adds another element of fun to storytelling so why not take a look at our suggestions and try them out yourself:
- Storytelling Crafts -
- Musical Storytelling Activities -
- Make a Storytelling Basket -
- Make a Sensory Tub –
- Story Stones -
Some of the best stories emerge through crafting. Click the link above for craft ideas and storytelling tips!
Exposing children to music during early development helps them to learn the sounds and meanings of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. For children and adults, music also helps strengthen memory skills.
Storytelling baskets and sensory tubs are a great way to encourage storytelling and retelling. You could even encourage your child to use their imagination and create their own stories.
Story stones are great for narrative play and can be used as storytelling prompts. You can also use story stones for sorting and grouping activities. Click the link above for tips on using story stones.
For more information on the importance of storytelling and National Storytelling Week, click here.