October 27 is National Tell A Story Day in the UK and what better way to celebrate than to spend the day reading and sharing stories? Whether the story is from a written book, audiobook or even from memory, Tell A Story Day is dedicated to celebrating all kinds of storytelling.
Storytelling is a big part of our #ShareAStory campaign which encourages parents, carers, siblings and friends to read to one another. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their outcome; plus it’s fantastically fun for everyone involved!
To help you have a fantastic day filled with storytelling, we’ve put together a toolkit of ideas and resources with fun ideas for storytelling events. If you need some inspiration on books to read, discover the ultimate list of stories to share for all ages that were voted for by you!
It doesn’t matter if they are made-up tales about pirates and princesses, or fascinating facts about intriguing animals and history, the most important thing is to share the magic of stories.
Tell us a story!
Stories can be found everywhere and anyone can tell them. That’s why we want you to get creative and use 6 book titles or less to tell us a short story! You can line up the spines of any books you have or simply write down book titles to tell a story. We’d love to see what you come up with, so please share them with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #ShareAStory. We’ll keep a lookout and retweet our favourites and we might even feature them on our website!
You can read all the brilliant stories we received on National Tell A Story Day here