Earlier this month we wrote to you about the Telling Tales festival, an online (in 2020) literacy event that focused on the stories that connect us. We watched their main event programming at the end of September, and their Nature Tales events at the beginning of October, and we hope that you were able to, as well!
We are excited to be able to tell you about even more Telling Tales activities coming to your devices very soon. The @Home Imagination Station is about to kick off with workshops taking place over the next month and a half, beginning this Thursday, October 22.
Telling Tales is an organization that hopes to inspire a love of literacy in children of all ages and interests. This year’s Imagination Station has pulled out all of the stops, recruiting authors, illustrators, librarians, and other experts to make videos to explore different genres and kinds of stories. For example, this week’s workshop is about how to tell scary stories and features published authors Angela Misri and Joel Sutherland.
While the other Telling Tales events that we have featured on this blog have been oriented towards younger children, the @Home Imagination Station is geared more towards children ages 8 to 12 years old.
Like other Telling Tales events, all of the Imagination Station workshops are being premiered on Facebook and YouTube, and will be made available after the event has concluded for those who miss the livestream. You can find more information about these upcoming events by visiting the Telling Tales website.
At Today’s Family, we are excited to support and partner with other local organizations that align with our mission, values, and approach to early childhood education. Telling Tales is one of these organizations that we are proud to shine a spotlight on! Literacy and fostering a love of reading is an important factor in early childhood education, and connecting children with their favourite authors is a tremendous way to get children to fall in love with reading.