National Centre for Writing whiz us round their Top 5 literature education resources:
1. Mood-boosting book recommendations
The Reading Agency have a Reading Well section featuring carefully curated book lists for children and young people going through challenging experiences and for those needing a feel-good read. The mood-boosting books list will be relevant to all children and young people right now; positive and uplifting stories are exactly what we all need to hear! It’s comforting to see some classics including ‘Paddington Bear’ and ‘Mathilda’ on there too. There’s something for everyone from age 5 – 105.
2. Stay Connected at the World Story Cafe
It’s impossible to just poke your head around the door at the World Storytelling Cafe, once you’re in you’ll never want to leave! This virtual storytelling space was set up by the Marrakech Riad hotel in response to the global Covid-19 crisis. They already had physical storytelling cafe under construction, so quickly established an online version. Each day storytellers from around the world either live stream or upload pre-recorded spoken word stories. There is now a huge library of stories and poems from different cultures to choose from, as well as live performances every day. Parents and carers will enjoy these as much as children.