National Storytelling Week - Resources for Teachers

National Storytelling Week is held by The Society For Storytelling each year, their mission is to promote the oral tradition of storytelling which was the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination.

Storytelling has been shown by studies to aid learning in children for history, increase interest in science and have a positive effect on memory

When the students do the storytelling, it can encourage higher-level thinking skills, such as analysis and synthesis, as well as skills in oral composition. One study showed that long-term practice of storytelling techniques significantly increased the performance of vocab and reading tests in a group of students 7 to 8 years old. 


To help you celebrate National Storytelling Week we have collated some resources for you to weave storytelling into your lessons.

Watch and listen to storytellers

Here are some websites where you can listen to other storytellers.

  • BBC has fantastic podcasts on various topics. No matter what subject you are talking about, a story can make it more interesting!
  • Oxford Owl has storytelling videos and notes by the storytellers on how to recreate their simple storytelling techniques.
  • tunein has a list of storytelling radio.

Enjoy celebrating National Storytelling Week and let us know what you get up to!

If you have enjoyed learning about storytelling events across the County, why not take a look at things you can do in Kent for free.

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