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Celebrate National Storytelling Week

Celebrate National Storytelling Week

It’s National Storytelling Week! This weeklong event celebrates the art of storytelling and its importance in our lives. It all began in 1991 when a group of British storytellers came together to promote the tradition of storytelling. They set up the first-ever National Storytelling Week in 1992 and it has been running annually ever since. The aim of the week is to encourage people of all ages to enjoy the power of stories and to share their own stories with others.

Storytelling is a great way to boost your mental well-being, an effective way to reduce stress, promote empathy, and improve communication skills. It can also help to boost self-confidence and self-esteem. Whether you’re telling stories around a campfire, in front of a group, or simply sharing them with friends, the act of storytelling can be hugely beneficial.

So why not take some time out this week to enjoy a good story and arrange some fun storytelling exercises and sessions in your care setting?

Activity Ideas:

  • Enjoy our Oomph! Storytelling exercises – here here here
  • Tell stories with poetry using our special poetry pack – here
  • Enjoy this month’s Dementia-friendly book for the book club – here