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Celebrate National Storytelling Week at home

National Storytelling Week takes place every year and is a celebration of the power of sharing stories. Discover how you and your child can enjoy sharing stories, making up new adventures and stepping into a dream work together from 27 January to 4 February 2024.

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    Storytelling tips with Niall Moorjani

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    Storytelling Week activity packs

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    Encourage your child to tell stories

    Make a story sack to help your child get more involved in stories and storytelling.

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    Story sharing

    Explore our quick ideas for story sharing activities for Storytelling Week!

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Explore our activities and themes

Explore a range of fun and easy-to-do activities with your little one and discover simple ways to support their reading, speaking and listening at home.

  • Keeping fit and healthy

    Keeping fit and healthy

    Health is important but being fit doesn't have to be boring!

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  • Happiness and wellbeing

    Happiness and wellbeing

    Tips and activities to support a child's happiness and wellbeing

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  • Audible Hope and Positivity audio list recommendations

    Ten audiobook recommendations about hope and positivity

    Explore our top ten recommendations for audiobooks that will help children explore the idea of hope and find positivity.

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Top 50 books every child should read

Nothing beats the joy of getting lost in a good book. So this year, the National Literacy Trust is delighted to be partnering with Good Housekeeping to help young readers discover books that they will love.

Explore our book lists!

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Over 13? Zone In is for you

Get tips on boosting your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

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