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The concept for Storysacks was created by British educator and author, Neil Griffiths.  He brought it to Canada in 1999.

A Storysack is a large cloth bag with a good children’s book and lots of activities to bring reading to life. It is an excellent way for parents to help their children build strong literacy skills. The activities are fun for both parent and child.

The Program:

  • Parents and interested community members create a Storysack that consists of a good quality storybook; props, scenery and characters; a non-fiction book linked to the story; reading tips and activity ideas for parents; word or number games based on the story; and an audio tape of the story
  • The Storysack is then housed in a central location and loaned to the parents

The Benefits:

  • Children develop language and literacy skills
  • Children and parents feel more confident with books
  • Families are encouraged to play and do storytelling together
  • Helps build and strengthen family and community relationships

For more information on this program, please call 780.421.7323 or e-mail

11642 142 St NW  Edmonton AB  T5M 1V4
780.421.7323 | Fax 780.421.7324