Many people believe that storytelling is what makes humans unique. We use stories to share our experiences, learn from our past and imagine our future.
Story is especially important for young humans. Sharing stories develops language and understanding, imagination and empathy. The stories of our childhood shape the people we become and the world we create.
There is mounting evidence that enjoying a rich variety of stories as they grow helps children to fulfil their potential. It can even break cycles of deprivation. That is why The Story Museum works to highlight the importance of story for children and to share 1001 enjoyable ways of learning through story.
As we enter the digital age, which presents exciting new storytelling opportunities, we also promote the delights of more traditional storytelling forms – the solitary pleasure of a good book, or the shared experience of listening to a spoken story.