It’s no secret that storytelling from an early age is a good practice to do.
Family storytime is a special time to set aside daily for parent-child bonding. Children learn so many life lessons and social skills from this activity while boosting their vocabulary and sparking their imagination.
The “Three Little Pigs” is a classic fable with the moral lesson that hard work and dedication pay off. It follows three little pigs who build three houses of different materials. A big bad wolf blows down the first two pigs’ houses, made of straw and sticks respectively, but is unable to destroy the third pig’s house, made of bricks.
Jack and the Beanstalk is a family favourite and is suitable for kids from nursery age. Jack’s mother is very angry when he swaps their only cow for some magic beans. But before Jack knows it, he is off on a big adventure with a beanstalk and angry giant!
The Gruffalo is a modern classic that tells the story of a mouse who is threatened in turn by a fox, an owl and a snake, but scares them all off by claiming he is waiting for his monstrous friend the Gruffalo. Little does he know, the Gruffalo is real.
A children’s book bestseller – the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats…and eats his way through the week.
An educational story about the importance of kindness. What does it mean to be kind? Is it being helpful? Being polite? Does it have to be a big act to be more kind? Well maybe the smallest act is the most powerful.
What are your favourite story books? Let us know so we can keep the storytelling inspiration flowing!