Celebrate National Tell-A-Story Day this week!
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”
— Emilie Buchwald
Tell a Story Day is celebrated in the United States on April 27th and although the date has passed, you can still celebrate this week by sharing a story or two with your child or grand-child. Tell a Story Day is also celebrated in England and Scotland on October 27th. Although its origins are unknown, the day (or week) is meant to celebrate stories of all types: fiction, non-fiction, folklore and tall tales. It’s a great way to get your children interested in storytelling and reading and helps form a loving bond between you and your child/grand-child. Plus, reading to your children helps to promote early literacy such as Narrative Skills, Letter Knowledge, Print Awareness/Recognition, Print Motivation, Phonological Awareness and Vocabulary.
The development of early literacy skills can help prepare the child for success in reading in school.
Not sure how to get started or you don’t know of any good stories?
See the links below and start telling your story!
Indianapolis Public Library’s Call-a-Story
Indianapolis Public Library Reading Programs
Popular Children’s Books