‘These wonderful world tales are all selected from the highly acclaimed 147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell, a reference book used by teachers around the globe. In this collection for home use, we focus on tales for children aged 8-11. The stories may be read, told and retold and then explored within the family. They offer a rich vein of world heritage, giving your family a doorway into the wonderful world of traditional tales. Enjoy!’
These world tales are taken from 147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell, a reference book used by teachers around the globe. In 2020/21 during COVID lockdown, more than four million online lessons were downloaded which used these stories as the starting point for learning language, communication and creativity.
The stories are short, simple and quick to learn. Parents can read and tell the stories, so children can then tell them themselves. This is not just a handy and fun activity for bedtimes, family occasions, car journeys and parties: oral storytelling in the home builds children’s confidence in their unique voices. It helps them to better understand themselves, each other and the world around them, and to speak so that others will listen.
Two companion volumes for younger storytellers are also available: World Tales for Family Storytelling, and World Tales for Family Storytelling II, for children aged 4–6 years and 6–8 years, respectively.