Escape Into A World Of Books

Reading at Home

As we all know not everything is back to normal at this stage. We need to take precautions with the items children share at school and this effects take home readers as well as library books.

 

Prep and Year 1/2 children will continue to use EPIC for their take home books.

 

As children are not able to borrow books from our school library at this stage, it is even more important that families take the time to use the online library we have subscribed to - Story Box Library.

 

This term we have used Story Box Library to assist with Library lessons and class reading activities. All families have been provided with the login details via  Google Classroom. If you do not have the details please let me know and I will email them to you. There is  a wonderful selection of books to read and I encourage every family to make some time each day to read/listen to some of the stories on offer.

 

Story Box Library

 

https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/

ABC Education

 

https://education.abc.net.au/home#!/home

 

The ABC Education website has an amazing number of activities to explore not just for reading and writing but other subject areas including Maths, Science, Geography, History and The Arts.

Scholastic Website

Great resources for Prep through to Year 6. Includes videos of books, a variety of texts for older children to read and follow up activities.

 

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

 

The Met Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has a  section on their website called The Children's Reading Room which features Storytime in Nolen Library. At the conclusion of each story there are some fun follow up  activities for children to do.

 

 

https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-tours/storytime-in-nolen-library

 

Footscray Library

Check out the Library at Home section on the Footscray Library website for links to online stories.

 

https://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/library/Programs/Library-At-Home/Children-and-Youth

 

 

 

Happy reading!

Jane Wilkinson

Teacher Librarian

jwilkinson@cckingsville.catholic.edu.au