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National Storytelling Week Jan 27th - Feb 3rd

Reading to your twins will improve their language. vocabulary. attention and future reading success and the good thing is it's never too early to start ! Why not get involved during National Storytelling Week which is held to increase public awareness on the art. practice and value of storytelling. The Society for Storytelling was set up to promote the oldest art form in the world. It is the traditional medium of communication from generation to generation.

Events they hold each year include..... books

an annual Gathering with a full programme of events held each spring. in a different part of the country each year. In 2007 it will be held in Pocklington School near York.
a National Storytelling Week each year. 2007 27th Jan - 3rd Feb - see the website for a list of events and an information pack is available.

For further information on The Society for Storytelling and National Storytelling Week 2007 (with details of events around the country) check out the SfS website.
For National Storytelling Week 2007 - our 7th year - they aim to involve as diverse an array of ethnic traditions in the British Isles with events in Museums. Libraries. Schools. Theatres. Book Shops. Storytelling Clubs. Retirement Homes and Pubs.
The SfS is an open organisation which welcomes anyone with an interest in oral storytelling. whether teller. listener. beginner or professional. There are subgroups to cater for specialist interests such as storytelling in Education or Therapy.
Read all about it!'National Storytelling Week is held during the first week of February every year. This week was chosen because it coincides with the old church calendar festival of Candlemas. which falls on the 2nd of February. Part of the old rituals for this festival includes a blessing on the throat. a prime tool in the store of nearly every storyteller'.
Twins Tips :
Top 10 Children's Books about Twins & Multiples
A selection of the best children's books about twins. triplets and multiple births ranging from picture board books for babies and toddlers. early reading books for pre-schoolers through to books aimed at young school children and teenagers. It's never to early to start reading with your children and these books illustrate and celebrate the unique relationship between multiples. Lots of new titles added !!!
Helping Twins to Develop Reading Skills
Helpful tips for parents on providing a rich reading experience from birth onwards as it's never too early to start reading to your twins. Research has indicated that even infants can benefit from being read to and it's important that as your twins grow. parents make reading part of their daily routine.
Language Development in Twins & Multiples
A summary of the research on language development in multiples including the factors that may affect multiples. Includes encouraging reading and communication skills together with developmental milestones and tips for talking.

Twin Language - Talking the Same Talk

Research has suggested that twins are at greater risk for speech and language delays because of higher incidence of prematurity. low birth weight or limited individual communication with their parents. This article discusses 'Twin Talk' or Cryptophasia / Idioglossia as it's also known and how parents play a critical role in their twins' speech and language development.

For more information on reading with your children please see our Twins Tips - Language & Development Section. Many of the Twins & Multiples Parenting books also have information and advice on twins language and development.
Please see our Books & Music Department for books. games and music all about Twins and Multiples !

Enjoy Storytelling with your Multiples !!

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