Storytelling for Each Weaves a Blanket for All

  • Beth Cross
  • Jennifer Markides
  • Donald Smith
Keywords: storytelling; rights; play; song; health


The United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (Unicef, 1989), amongst other things, names the right to identity, the right to play and the right to a voice.  Storytelling weaves together all three. Stories are carried through song, sculpture, weavings, drawings and the told word.  To celebrate and nourish them is central to human health and to the work many of us do regardless of our job designations, wherever being a good listener is the primary skill we hone.

Author Biographies

Beth Cross

University of the West of Scotland,

Jennifer Markides

University of Calgary

Donald Smith

Scottish Storytelling Centre

How to Cite
Cross, B., Markides, J. and Smith, D. (2023) “Storytelling for Each Weaves a Blanket for All”, Concept, 14(3), pp. 1 - 9. Available at: (Accessed: 19April2024).