Many Australians observe Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September. It is a day for people to show their appreciation for fathers and father figures. In the lead up to their special day, the library runs storytimes featuring books about Dads and a craft the children can give to Dad on Father’s Day. This year I made a card template for the craft activity – also see below for links to other great ideas.
Children’s Book Week is fast approaching! From Saturday 16 August – Friday 22 August 2014, schools and public libraries across Australia will spend a week celebrating Australian authors and illustrators and offer various activities based around the books and this year’s theme – Connect to Reading.
I have compiled a few activities that could be used for a Book Week Storytime on my Book Week Pinterest Board.
I also stumbled across these useful tips to encourage children to read for pleasure.
Nothing like new displays, redesigning book club logos and dreaming up new and exciting storytime themes to give the imagination a workout! In such a busy, fast-paced world, the importance of cultivating a child’s imagination can sometimes be forgotten.
“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” ― Albert Einstein
This term I combined the themes dream, wish, imagine and hope you find the attached booklist, songs and craft ideas useful…
I’ve been following a few people on Pinterest and figure it could be really useful in keeping track of craft ideas for storytimes, books that I love/would love to read and professional resources. Hope to be adding to this a lot over time! My Pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/librarygeeks