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National Storytelling Week 2024: active ideas and classroom activities for storytelling

What is National Storytelling Week?

In 2024, National Storytelling Week will take place from 27 January to 4 February. This fantastic annual event is a joyful celebration of the power of sharing stories. Stories teach us about the world, they allow us to step into someone else’s shoes and feel empathy, they help us to relax and escape and they can help develop essential literacy skills.

6 Amazing Stories

Together with The Literacy Company we have teamed up to bring you 6 fantastic stories, featuring princesses, pharaohs and magic scarves. These stories cover 160 lesson plans across Years 1 to 6 and all aspects of key Reading skills. View the previews below

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