Monthly Archives: July 2013
CCPRN recently incorporated a ‘Book Walk’ into our pre-summer picnics.
So what exactly is a book walk?
A book walk is a way to encourage children to be involved in a story. So here’s how it works.
For this one, we chose the book called “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell” written by Lucille Colandro, illustrated by Jared D Lee.
Each page of the story was mounted to a board throughout the park and children were encouraged to physically move through the book by walking from page to page.
Each board was numbered in sequence to help guide the children and caregivers.
Along the way, caregivers read the story as their children collected different items at each post that were relevant the story.
Join us at different parks throughout the city this week for our outdoor messy play and book walk events (registration required). We will be offering a book walk with a spin ~ caregivers and children will be encouraged to write a story of their own.
Visit our calendar of events at http://www.ccprn.com to register for this and other events for children.
To borrow a “book” for your own book walk contact the Early Literacy Specialists at the Parent Resource Centre 613-565-2467 ext 232 or 233