National Storytelling week takes place from the 30th January until the 5th February, its a great excuse to read more and enjoy story time. 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 they can help develop essential literacy skills.
Whats more reading can support children's well being and by having a regular bedtime story it allows for some quality family time. Research shows that children who enjoy reading are three times more likely to read above the level expected for their age as those who don’t enjoy reading.
It’s never been a more important time to celebrate the magic of stories and encourage children to read for fun or for you to read to them.
There are a number of resources available on line to help, with free downloads of books and audio stories, so snuggle down and enjoy a good book with your little one.

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