Pandora Books Support National Storytelling Week

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Pandora Books are supporting this year’s National Storytelling Week with a new range of Guided Reading books, designed to promote storytelling as an important part of developing a child’s literacy skills.

National Storytelling Week

Storytelling teaches children to love stories, which then helps when they are learning to read later on...

The 11th National Storytelling Week takes places this year between Sat 29th January and Saturday 5th February. This annual event is held on the first week of February and was created to increase public awareness of storytelling, and to help others understand the value that can be derived from it. The week encourages the wider community to participate in both creating and enjoying storytelling, and to recognise its ability to enrich lives across the ages.

National Storytelling Week focuses particularly on the benefit of storytelling for children, as Tina Bilbé of the Society for Storytelling remarks, “Storytelling teaches children to love stories, which then helps when they are learning to read later on – not just story books, but general educational books and exam papers. It boosts their understanding and confidence in written words, making them better in exams.”

With this in mind, Pandora have created their range of guided reading books which are designed to assist teachers and librarians in providing effective but fun guided reading sessions. Carefully selected by experienced product managers, the reading resources reflect both reading ages and varying interest amongst the children.

With the continued popularity and success of National Storytelling Week and the launch of their new range of resources, Pandora are hoping to help reaffirm in both teachers and parents minds, how integral storytelling, and in particular, guided reading is to a child’s literacy attainment.

For more than 20 years, Pandora Books has been a trusted supplier of books direct to Britain’s schools. They are the UK’s Number One for the provision of specially compiled school books collections to meet the criteria of the National Curriculum and the National Literacy strategy.

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