Communicating across the generations

Silver Stories

Wonderfully simple but with the most incredibly positive impact for both Silver Listeners and Silver Readers.

Children (known as Silver Readers) telephone a Silver Listener every week and then read a short story or poem to them.

This not only helps the children to become more confident in their reading skills but also links our children to the older members of our communities and helps diminish their chances of feeling isolated.

Calling all readers!

Schools and parents can get involved in Silver Stories. We will provide you with all of the information and guidance to get started.

Our experience shows us that children who become Silver Readers can become more enthusiastic about reading, develop greater confidence, fluency and expression in their reading and thoroughly enjoy building a relationship with their Silver Listener.

Calling all listeners!

Could you or someone you know benefit from weekly telephone contact?

Would you or someone you know enjoy hearing a child read a story over the telephone every week?

This is a poem written by Doris Turner (age 87 years), a ‘Silver Listener’.
Doris lived in a nursing home in Manchester. She very sadly died on 7th November 2020 due to Covid-19 and is greatly missed by all who knew her.

Read our tribute to Doris…

I have often thought what a great idea
It really is a joy to hear,
To hear you children having your say
I really look forward to every Thursday,
Dear children as you happily speak
I look forward to hearing you every week,
Keep up the good work and all you do,
Best wishes and a HUGE thank you.

We'd love more schools, readers & listeners to enrol in the Silver Stories scheme. To take part or learn more please get in touch...
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Silver stories is now part of the Children’s University click on link for more information.