This Friday, April 27, is National Tell A Story Day! It’s a day that celebrates story-telling of all kinds. And it’s a day that I think everyone should use to tell their story – or a maybe even a whopper of a tall tale!
What’s your story? Have you ever thought about writing it down or at least telling it? Now’s the time. Grab a pen and paper, your laptop, or an audio recorder and get to it. And don’t stop there. National Tell A Story Day is the perfect time to have your kids interview their grandparents to hear (and save!) family stories that put history in perspective and build connections between the generations. One of my favorite sources for stories is older people – who have delightful and insightful tales of times gone by that they’re so happy to share. And this is the perfect day to give them the chance to do just that.
Arrange to visit with residents of nursing home or care facility who don’t typically get visitors and give them the gift of your time and attention while they gift you with their stories.Then make a little family history of your own by having your kids write and illustrate their own autobiographies. Or write about the day you met your spouse, your wedding day, the births of each of your children. These are the stories that matter, that get handed down, that mean something to the people who read them.
Some libraries celebrate this day with story-telling hours for kids. Check your local library. And if there are no events planned, throw your own! Have a ghost story party around a campfire, or gift each member of the family with a journal and an invitation to a family story-sharing read-along.
Katy Ringeman203 N Main Street Kernersville, NC 27284 Phone: 336.992.2221