Story Walk ‘Thelma the Unicorn’
In partnership with Geelong Regional Library, Northern Bay College and Korayn Birralee Family Centre, Our Place coordinates a weekly story time session during school terms. In Term 1 ‘Story Time’ was again postponed due to COVID19 restrictions, however to ensure that families could still engage in some form of story time, Our Place hosted an outdoor Story Walk as a way of promoting children’s early literacy.
The event was a huge success, thanks to the guest readers from Northern Bay College, Korayn Birralee Family Centre, Bethany, Geelong Regional Library and Our Place. Guest readers each read part of the story ‘Thelma the Uniform’ to local families, with two on site kindergarten groups also attending the event.
On the day guest readers got into the spirit and dressed up in unicorn attire. There were also other activities such as bubbles, stickers, a photo booth board and free fruit& book packs available for all participants.
This first event since coming out of COVID brought together key partners and local community and generated a great energy across the site, with lots of positive feedback from guest readers, teachers /educators, children and families alike. It was even suggested that we should run a Story Walk once a Term!
To see more photos from this wonderful event visit the Our Place Northern Bay Facebook Page
We would also love to hear your book suggestions for our next Story Walk! Send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
Aligning with the Our Place approach
Story Walk aligns with High-quality Early Learning as one of the five evidenced-based Elements that are central to the Our Place approach. Our Place supports early learning from birth as well as playgroups, child health and parenting support on site. The key features of this element are:
- Early engagement and intervention
- High-quality early learning services and supports
- Continuity in learning between the early years and school
- Positive home learning environments.