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Story told nationally

 

CHILDREN across Australia settled down to hear a story at 11am for simultaneous story time last Wednesday.

National simultaneous story time is an annual initiative that encourages young children to read and enjoy books, using age appropriate themes and vibrant books.

Around the country, children in schools, kindergartens, childcare centres and libraries listened to the story I Got This Hat written by Jol and Kate Temple.

In South Gippsland, the readings took place at the Leongatha Children’s Centre and the Korumburra library. While South Gippsland Shire Council’s director corporate and community Jan Martin read to the children in Leongatha, council’s mayor Cr Bob Newton had the reading honours in Korumburra.

The children at Leongatha Children’s Centre made their own special pirate hats for the occasion.

They then enjoyed a range a songs with West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation’s (WGRLC) Aimee Abel.

The initiative has been running for the past 16 years and aims to promote the value of literacy, the fun of books, activities in libraries and involvement for families at the community events.

Each year a different picture book written and illustrated by Australians is chosen.

“The children love it and they get a lot out of it,” West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation’s Heather Withers said.

Fun book: from left, Maggie, Eve and Jayden from Leongatha Children’s Centre put on their hats and enjoyed the book I Got This Hat with West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation’s Heather Withers (left) and Aimee Abel.

Fun book: from left, Maggie, Eve and Jayden from Leongatha Children’s Centre put on their hats and enjoyed the book I Got This Hat with West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation’s Heather Withers (left) and Aimee Abel.

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