Posted on 30th January, 2015
Friday 30th January
Â Sing a story! Draw a story! Swap a story! Celebrate a story!
Childrenâ€™s Laureate, Jackie French launches her 2015 Share a Story Calendar
Today Jackie French, Australian Childrenâ€™s Laureate and Senior Australian of the Year, launches the 2015 Share a Story Calendar. The best-selling author has published over 140 books and in her role as Laureate strives to enrich the lives of young Australians through the power of story and develop a culture of reading.
â€˜Stories tell us who we are. They teach us empathy so we understand who others are. They give us the power to imagine and create the future.â€™ â€“ Jackie French
This fun calendar, with a different theme each month, encourages children to share, enjoy and create storiesÂ together. Children, parents, avid readers, booksellers, teachers and librarians can interpret each theme in many different ways:
Readings, projects, murals, book swaps, book trailers, snap chats â€¦ other ideas can be found on our website, along with monthly newsletters and blog posts from Jackie. The first Share a Story newsletter will be released on Monday 2nd February with the theme â€˜Hunt a Storyâ€™ to tie in with Library Loversâ€™ Day on the 14th of February. Marchâ€™s theme â€˜Navigate a Storyâ€™ invites children to seek out adventure stories and will follow Jackieâ€™s trip to the 2015 Bologna Childrenâ€™s Book Fair in Italy where she will participate in the second International Childrenâ€™s Laureate Summit.
The Share a Story Calendar can be downloaded, along with other free literacy resources, from the Laureate project page: http://www.childrenslaureate.org.au/project/share-a-story/
â€˜There are a million ways to share a story. To read to a child on your lap; to have a child read to you while you cook dinner; to read to the dog; to join a storytelling session at your library.â€™ â€“ Jackie French
Share your story ideas, favourite authors, paintings, or whatever the story inspired you to create on our:
Calendar concept Â© Jackie French. Calendar Â© ACLA
The Australian Children's Laureate: Enriching the lives of young Australianâ€™s through the power of story.Â Reading Changes Lives!