‘My Place’ Family Day Care: 2018 National Simultaneous Storytime Playgroup

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

On Wednesday 23rd May 2018, ‘My Place’ Family Day Care held a special 2018 National Simultaneous Storytime Playgroup with our valued Educators and Children.

We welcome all Educators and Families to join our weekly Playgroups at ‘Our Place’ Hall (corner Japonica and Robinia Streets, Inala), or pop-up Playgroups around local areas.

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

Now in its 18th successful year, NSS is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children’s book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

By facilitating NSS we aim to:

  • promote the value of reading and literacy,
  • promote the value and fun of books,
  • promote an Australian writer and publisher,
  • promote storytime activities in public libraries and communities around the country,
  • and provide opportunities to involve parents, grandparents, the media and others to participate in and enjoy the occasion.

For more information, please visit www.alia.org.au/nss.

The 2018 official chosen book is Hickory Dickory Dash written by Tony Wilson, illustrated by Laura Wood and published by Scholastic.

As a warm-up, all Children were invited to complete various hands-on activities using free National Simultaneous Storytime resources, such as colouring sheets and make-your-own finger puppets – all related to this year’s story Hickory Dickory Dash.

At 11am, it was finally time for National Simultaneous Storytime!

Come on everyone, let us get on the mat. We have a special story to read today, along with thousands of others doing it right now across Australia and New Zealand,” said our ‘My Place’ Coordinator Britt Quince, who did a great job in leading the session.

We sang the Hickory Dickory Dock nursery rhyme, read the book and encouraged Children to ask questions throughout the session.

A big thank you to all our Educators and Children who joined us today to promote the love of reading, especially from a young age. We hope everyone had fun!

To become an Educator or enrol your child at ‘My Place’ Family Day Care, simply contact us 3372 1711 | FDCadmin@ich.org.au | www.MyPlaceFDC.org.au today!