We love sharing picture books and we know you do to. Here are our Top Ten Tips for sharing stories together at home - can you add any more to the list? 1. Snuggle up together Make it cosy! Make sure your little one can see the book the right way up, and that they can see you too. They will learn so much from your face as you read.

2. Chat about the book Explore the pictures together and talk about anything you can see - animals, colours, patterns, places. Make links to familiar things: "There's a slide like the one in our park." 3. Make lots of noises Make animal noises, weather noises, traffic noises. Watch out for anything in the story which makes a sound. 4. Use your voice! Make stories exciting by changing the way you speak. Give a giant a deep, loud voice, and a mouse a tiny, squeaky one. 

5. Move about Make stories for babies and young children active. Copy the movements in a book - bounce when the horse gallops or wiggle like the worm in the garden. 6. Get your little ones to help Children love to join in. Get them making sounds and doing actions with you, and, as they get older, encourage them to remember some of the words or rhymes. 

7. Sing at story time Sing a song you already know which fits in with something in the pictures or story. Or use a tune you know well and make up your own songs about something in the story.

8. Play with the books Go on a bear hunt in the park or munch like The Very Hungry Caterpillar at tea time!

9. Keep talking Tell them how much you love the book and they will love it too! Ask your child what they liked best in the story and tell them about your favourite bits.

10. Take books everywhere Put them into toy boxes and always keep some in your bag for emergencies. We would love to see your storytelling photos. Tweet us @7stories or share them on Facebook and Instagram #7STurns10. While our visitor centre is closed you can still share stories with us every Friday at Pet's Corner is Jesmond Dene, Newcastle. Wander down to the farm this summer and enjoy all your favourite stories as Seven Stories goes On the Road to Jesmond Dene. We will be bringing to life the wonderful world of children’s books in this glorious setting with interactive storytelling and multi-sensory activities ideal for inspiring your little booklovers.

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