One of the national initiatives of the FCBG, National Share a Story Month is designed to promote sharing stories, the love of reading and having fun with stories!
Last year, the theme was 'Dragons!' and, at my school, we had great fun reading, sharing stories, making and creating...all of which we shared in a great exhibition at the end of the month.
This year's theme is 'A Place for Stories'- encouraging everyone to share stories in unusual, but safe, places! Louise Stothard, NSSM co-ordinator, has put together an extremely useful pack of ideas for this month- http://www.fcbg.org.uk/national-share-a-story-month/
It's well-known that I read anywhere and everywhere! I've read on Mount Fuji, at the feet of the Angel of the North, in the Australian outback, on the Great Wall of China...everywhere I go, a book comes too!
Last year, I took the school attendance bear, Turn-Up Ted, to the Hay Festival with me to meet as many of the children's favourite authors and illustrators as I could manage which led to us talking about places where people read as the children looked at the pictures I had taken.
We're lucky at school to have a beautiful story circle with a story teller's chair where we can go and tell stories and the children can use to tell stories.
The next step is to use our imaginations and see how many unusual places we can find to read in!