Apprentices from Busy Bees nurseries across the country will be capturing the imaginations of young book worms as they create their own story sacks during National Storytelling Week – an annual event hosted by the Society for Storytelling.
Busy Bees nurseries will be hosting the event from Monday 1st February – Friday 5th February, during which children will venture outside into nursery gardens or their local parks to help our apprentices collect items to narrate a favourite children’s story of their choice.
Talking about the importance of teaching childcare professionals the power of engaging storytelling, Fay Gibbin said, “Effective storytelling can help support a number of characteristics of effective learning, including Understanding the World, Communication and Language, Literacy, Expressive Arts and Design, and Personal, Social and Emotional Development, and we want to promote its importance to all those who regularly care for children, whether a parent, grandparent or childcare practitioner. Our Apprenticeship programmes encourage our apprentices to be involved in reading to children throughout, and National Storytelling Week is a great opportunity for them to have some fun and showcase their creativity.”
After the week’s events a winning nursery will be chosen to receive a visit from a well know storyteller, who will deliver a masterclass with the apprentices. The winning apprentice will also win their very own Kindle, allowing them to continue exploring their love of stories at home.