Children’s Book Week 2016 – Australia: Story Country

With Susan Stephenson
20 April 2016

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Children’s Book Week 2016 – Educational Activities
Are you getting ready for Children’s Book Week in Australia, Saturday 20 August to Friday 26 August? It’s such a wonderful way to celebrate books and reading, and to bring in lots of fun and excitement about all sorts of learning. The theme for Children’s Book Week this year is Australia: Story Country. What an exciting theme, one with a myriad possibilities!

Children’s Book Week 2016 resources
Our stories come from all over: from our own indigenous people, from migrants and refugees who have come to live here, from books, movies and orally transmitted stories. Let’s encourage Australia’s children to immerse themselves in a range of stories, to read them, listen to them, watch them, think about them, and go on to share them with others!

Children’s Book Week 2016 – Focus on Storytelling
Storytelling is an ancient art form that goes right back to the days when humankind told stories while huddled around a campfire. Nowadays we have many fancy digital ways to tell stories, but they are still a combination of words and often sounds and images. A good story can entertain us, teach us a lesson, or even change the way we look at the world.

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