Storytime – Father’s Day 2014

dads rockMany 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.

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Activities for Children’s Book Week 2014

Connect to Reading 2014 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.

 

Storytime – Dream, Wish, Imagine…

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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…

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