Parent Tip of the Week: Celebrate ‘National Tell a Story Day’ on April 27

Parent Tip of the Week: Celebrate ‘National Tell a Story Day’ on April 27

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It’s “National Tell a Story Day” on April 27!

According to holidayinsights.com “Tell a Story Day” celebrates story-telling of all kinds. It doesn’t matter if it’s fiction or non-fiction, a tall tale, or folk lore. It’s a day to tell ’em all. Stories can be from a book, other written material, or from memory.

Here are some ways you can celebrate with your child:

1. Go the Library. Find a new storybook to read tonight. Instead of going to the usual selection of books, choose a story that you loved as a child and share.

2. Share a Personal Experience. Kids love stories about when their parents were growing up. When was the first time you hit a baseball? What about the first time you attended summer camp, a ballet, or went on vacation with your parents? Tell your kids a story about the past.

3. Create Your Own Fairytale. Let your imagination run wild. Create a fairytale for your child by changing some of the pieces of the classics and give them a modern twist.

4. Your Child’s Friend Story. Do they have a favorite stuffed animal or doll? Together, draw and write or tell a story about its travels to your home.

 

About the author

Angela Gartner is the editor at Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine. She previously served as editor for family and general interest magazines in the region. As a journalist, her articles and columns have appeared in newspapers and other publications including The News-Herald, Sun Newspapers as well as the Chicago Tribune. She grew up in Northeast Ohio and is a mom of two boys. The whole family is busy each weekend with sports and finding new happenings around the region. She loves reading books, being a board member at the Cleveland Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and taking the family dog, a Scottish Terrier named Jagger, on his walks.

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