Published on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Wishing everyone a happy Storytelling Week.
Reading stories aloud to children is a fantastic activity, with many benefits for the child and the reader.
These benefits include helping children acquire early language skills, enabling them to develop a positive association between books and pleasure and building a solid foundation for school and later success. It can also be a great bonding experience between reader and listener, with story time being a special time of focused attention between them.
In the above photograph, Dick reads to his grandsons Will (right) and Charlie in the garden of Diamond’s Cottage, where he wrote all 140-odd books.
In the below video, Dick reads a chapter of The Sheep-Pig to a class of children at Farmborough Church Primary School, where he had previously taught for seven years.