Storytelling and reading forms a vital foundation for children’s learning and is proven to make a positive impact on their long-term success.
But, in recent years we’ve seen that only 20 per cent of parents are now reading a bedtime story to their children every night*, as parents balance busy lives and new technology for young children.
This month we are looking at ways to rekindle our love of reading and telling stories to our children. Check out our Top Tips on Storytelling.
Did you know?
"If you read just one book a day to your child they will have been exposed to 1825 books by their 5th birthday."
As carers and parents telling stories is a wonderful opportunity to spend time together. Whether it is engaging children in a story about your family, experiences or bring a story from a book come to life with silly voices and expression.
This February to help celebration National Storytelling week, we are launching our Top Tips for ‘Creating a love of storytelling’. We will also be celebrating the art of storytelling in our nurseries with parent partnership events, stories through puppet shows and story bags and lots more. We will also be providing each child, (over 2000 children across our 20 nurseries and out of school clubs) with a new book for them to take home and read with their family.
Head of Childcare, Annie Tierney, has created Top Tips on how to engage our children in reading; how to bring to stories to life and create lifelong love of books and storytelling.
“We want to encourage our children to fall in love with stories, because of the memories that are created when they snuggle up and read them with someone they love.” Annie Tierney, Head of Childcare
*Novotel Survey October 2019
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