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Storytelling Week in Lowestoft

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The National Literacy Trust in Suffolk is celebrating National Storytelling Week in Lowestoft with a schedule of events for schools and families to enjoy.

Join us during the week to dream up brilliant new worlds. From picture books to video games, there’s something to spark every child’s interest.

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What is National Storytelling Week?

National Storytelling Week takes place at the end of January every year and is a celebration of the power of sharing stories. 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 escape and they can help develop essential literacy skills.

Tuesday 30 January: Musical storytelling at Kirkley Family Hub

Storytelling and music with Little Beats for early years children, based on the book Guess How Much I Love You. Spaces are limited, so please book via link.

Book for 1:30pm here
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Saturday 3 February: Bedtime stories at Lowestoft Library

Story and hot chocolate at Lowestoft Library. There are three time slots on the day - children should wear their favourite pyjamas and bring along a teddy to share the story.

Book for 10am here

Book for 12pm here

Book for 2pm here

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Storytelling resources for families

We also have resources to help families enjoy the age-old tradition of storytelling and share their own stories, memories, and experiences.

Visit our Words for Life webpage for top tips on storytelling at home, and to download our ‘dream up what’s behind this door’ activity sheet.

Storytelling Week resources for schools

Discover our Storytelling Week resources designed for teachers to use with early years, KS1, KS2 and KS3 classes.

Thanks to Lowestoft Town Council for supporting National Storytelling Week in Suffolk.