Celebrate the Power of Storytelling With National Share-a-Story Month
The Federation of Children’s Book Groups is an organisation that was started in the 1960s. It was created in response to parents desires to learn more about children’s books and how to encourage their own children to read more. Children’s Book Groups were created all over the UK, and the Federation served to link them all together. The Federation has been responsible for a number of different initiatives including National Share-a-Story Month.
What is National Share-a-Story Month?
It is a celebration that takes place every year throughout the month of May. It has proved to be an excellent way to celebrate storytelling and how powerful it can be. Children and stories are brought together with a variety of different events that take place across the UK. A different theme is used for each year and for 2018 it is “Celebrating a World of Stories”.
Events Being Held
Book groups, schools and libraries will all receive information packs from the FCBG. Details can also be downloaded from the Federation website. The idea is to hold story telling sessions and cultural events. Events can include words, music, art, food and costumes from different countries or fictional lands.
Any people or groups organising an event can contact the Federation and it will be advertised on the website. Other events that are linked to the campaign are National Children’s Day, held on May 13th and the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival that takes place on the 12th and 13th of May.