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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Thursday 28 March 2013

Stimulating the Readers of Tomorrow ~ Storybags #1

When National Literacy Project statistics showed that only 15 % of parents were reading to / sharing books with their children, it was felt something had to be done.
Story Bags were the answer and have become a worldwide phenomenon.
So what books are best for the story bag?

These story bags also help imaginative play, sequencing, speech and language skills.

Would a storysack appeal to you?

Happy Easter


  1. What a very cool idea! Never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing it. And Happy Easter! :D

  2. It's a frightening statistic that parents reading or sharing books with their children is falling. Reading with your child is not only a wonderful bonding experience but it stimulates imagination and helps with reading and spelling. I have used story sacks when I used to work with younger children and they were always popular. Being able to bring a story to life with props is a fantastic idea and reinforces the learning.

    Thanks for highlighting on your blog :)

  3. What a great idea! I wish we did something similar here. It's hard to believe parents aren't reading to their kids. It's so fun to read to kids - they're eager and ready to listen and learn.

  4. Hi Madeleine - exactly what a clever idea .. especially if you're creative and crafty - I imagine you could add a few soft toys, or goodies into the story bags ..

    Fascinating read ... and what a pity so many are putting their kids in front of the tv, rather than giving them a book to read to their heart's content ..

    Hope all's well and have a happy Easter ... Hilary

  5. This is a wonderful idea, Madeleine. Many thanks for sharing it with us. I can't imagine growing up without books. My childhood revolved around them and my parents encouraged me to read from a very young age.
    I always loved being read to at home and at school, and spent hours reading to my own children too. I think it stimulates the imagination and also makes a quieter, more solitary type of child feel as if they have a whole world of friends.

    Have a very Happy Easter, Madeleine, and I hope you're keeping well and seeing a bit of sun today. xx

  6. PK, Suzanne,Hilary, Carol, Joanna, yes books are so important. They fuel the imagination, language and learning.

    Happy Easter. x


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