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The Ladysmith Storybook Walk continues to create beneficial opportunities for local children and families to read and stay active and is being extended until the end of the year.
Since launching on Family Day last February as a pilot program between the Town of Ladysmith and the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LRCA), the highly successful community-based initiative promoting literacy and physical literacy has inspired hundreds of participants.
The LRCA is providing funding to support the continuation of storybook walk at Kinsmen Park/Brown Drive Park until the end of the year.
The premise behind a storybook walk is that children and families explore the pages of a book that are installed along a path while at the same time participating in physical activity. The local installation winds its way around the playground and through the nearby forest trail where children’s imaginations can come to life.
During COVID-19, the LRCA was able to pivot its Adventures in Early Literacy program outside in a way that children could safely gather.
Behind the words on the pages is a story of community coming together – whether it is through the donations of books, collaboration with local schools or the broad support from local organizations, and businesses.
Here are a few of the highlights:
On Sunday, the Town and LRCA are organizing a special event at Kinsmen Park/Brown Drive Park in celebration of International Dot Day and to promote early literacy.
Join us this Sunday, September 26th for a fun morning to celebrate Peter Reynold’s delightful children’s book The Dot, an international best seller that celebrates creativity, courage and collaboration. The LRCA’s Adventures in Early Literacy program along Parks, Recreation and Culture will be onsite at the Storybook Walk at 10 am- 12 pm with art supplies, chalk, physical literacy activities and more!
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