‘National Simultaneous Storytime’ is today

A day to promote:
The value of reading and literacy
The value and fun of books
To recognise an Australian writer and publisher
To promote storytime activities in public libraries and communities around the country
To provide opportunities to involve educators, teachers, parents, grandparents, the media and others to participate in and enjoy the occasion.

“Oral storytelling is a shared experience in which the child becomes an active participant in the creation of the story, while children who are shown illustrations and read to, are passive in comparison. Children listening to oral stories must exercise their imaginations. The storyteller helps them to create the pictures in their minds with words, facial expressions, tone and gesture but each child’s  inner vision will be different.”

The 2017 National Simultaneous Storytime book is: The Cow Tripped Over the Moon

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