National Share a Story Month 2018

* This blog has been updated for 2018

Storytelling is a fun, highly interactive and creative activity which helps to support children’s learning, raise their attainment and brings literacy to life. 

National Share a Story month during May is an annual celebration that aims to bring children and stories together. The theme this year is 'Celebrating A World Of Stories', so let's celebrate together!

Illustrations or images can be powerful tools to help tell a story and National Share a Story Month wish to encourage children to tell stories through sketches, drawings and illustrations to help with their creative writing skills

Storytelling has been proven beneficial to all ages. It is fun and engaging to tell stories to children in an entertaining and animated way as it builds on their imagination, supports their literacy skills and ultimately aids their learning. It is also beneficial to involve older children and young people by encouraging them to read their favourites to younger children at home or at school.

So why not get involved with National Share a Story Month and support your children by encouraging them to bring their favourite stories to life. You may find the following resources helpful:

The Federation of Children’s Book Group - The 2018 Booklist is now available and contains the most popular books of the year. You can also find activities and information sheets here.

Early Learn HQ - an extensive collection of resources including popular stories such as The Three Little Pigs, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Hansel & Gretel and much more.

Storytelling School - Listen to Chris and Adam telling stories. 

Society for Storytelling - provides fact sheets, storytelling advice and support for storytelling events.

Settle Stories - Through the Settle Stories learning programme, they work with over 6,000 young people a year, sending highly acclaimed professional storytellers into schools.

Let us know how you are joining in with National Share a Story month. If you are interested in sharing your class’s favourite stories on our blog then email You may be interested in reading ‘Irresistible learning through storytelling’.

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