National Storytelling Week, celebrated this year from January 27th to February 4th, is an enchanting time dedicated to the art of storytelling. This fantastic annual event underscores the importance of stories in our lives – they educate us, foster empathy by allowing us to experience the world from different perspectives, offer an escape into realms of imagination, and are instrumental in developing vital literacy skills.
In the spirit of this celebration, our nursery had the privilege of welcoming Maurice Matthew, a distinguished children’s author, to share his captivating stories with our pre-schoolers. Maurice’s book, “When Does Daddy Love You,” provided a wonderful exploration of the roles fathers play in their children’s lives, resonating deeply with both children and staff.
The children were thoroughly engaged, their faces alight with wonder as Maurice brought his characters to life. This interaction went beyond mere storytelling; it was an immersive experience that highlighted the joy and educational value of engaging with stories.
We are immensely grateful to Maurice for his memorable visit, which not only enriched our National Storytelling Week festivities but also left a lasting impact on our young listeners. His visit was a vivid reminder of storytelling’s power to connect, teach, and inspire.
For those interested in discovering more about Maurice Matthew and his enchanting books, we encourage you to explore his website. It’s a rich resource for anyone keen on introducing young minds to the joy of reading.
Wishing everyone a spellbinding National Storytelling Week!