National Storytelling Week 2023
National Storytelling Week 2023 takes place from 30th January to 5th February.
What is National Storytelling Week?
National Storytelling Week happens yearly in January. National Storytelling Week is a week for celebrating storytelling and encouraging people to tell their own stories.
Storytelling is vitally important to our children and their development, whether these stories are read from books, or relayed orally. Storytelling helps our children's imaginations to grow, can teach them lessons and can give them opportunities for their future.
We will be marking National Storytelling Week by encouraging the children to tell their own stories. Their stories could be as simple as what they had for lunch; or more imaginative, for instance telling us what they would see if they were an astronaut. Storytelling is a great skill to develop, allowing children to use their imaginations and develop their communication skills.
Purple Mash Resources
You can also find a whole host of learning resources for National Storytelling Week within Purple Mash. There’s plenty to explore for use with children of all ages from writing projects, such as book reviews and retelling famous tales, to author fact files, scene descriptions and plenty of paint projects. They've also included links to storytelling tools such as popular storybook animation tool 2Create a Story and publishing tools 2Publish and 2Publish Plus, as well as blank comic book and chapter book templates for children to pen their own narratives from scratch.