May is National Share-a-Story Month – the theme for 2017 is ‘picture a story’ – so it’s time to open the pages of a good book and get children reading!
The month is organised by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups. The charity was founded in 1965 with the aim to promote children’s interest in books and reading, getting involved with libraries, schools and playgroups.
The main aim though, is to form book groups for parents and children to meet, discuss books, hear from visiting authors and just enjoy some good old-fashioned story telling!
That’s why National Share-a-Story Month was created – everyone has a favourite book or stories to tell, and the events throughout this month will help children share them with others.
At the National Share-a-Story Month you can find out lots more about getting involved, as well as ideas for objects for your box – what about a key or a photograph?
The possibilities are endless, so share a story this May!