What’s a StoryWalk®
A StoryWalk® takes the pages from a picture book and spaces them along a path creating an interactive and new way to experience reading. Thanks to a generous grant*, we are excited to bring a StoryWalk® to Memorial Park. It begins on the path between the pool and the playground and continues along the walkway until you reach the deck hockey rink.
Our Fall Storywalk will feature Little Owl’s Day
A squirrel is chittering. Bees are buzzing. The sun is high in the sky. And Little Owl is supposed to be asleep, but when he wakes up early, he’s just too curious to close his eyes again. The forest he knows so well at nighttime is completely different – and exciting – in the day!
If you like Little Owl’s Day, check out some suggested books for younger and older kids with themes of nature, discovery, and belonging!
- After you read Little Owl’s Day, imagine what happens in your house at night. Draw and/or write a story.
- Bear and Little Owl were excited to share parts of their world with each other. What would you like to share about your neighborhood with a friend or family member who lives somewhere else? How could you share it with them from far away?
- Go on a nature walk with a grown-up and try to use your five senses to experience the world around. Use words to describe what you are seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling. Records your sensations in a nature journal.
- Learn more about nocturnal vs diurnal animals and their differences. Would you rather stay up all night and sleep all day? Imagine your life would be like.
- Tell Little Owl’s Day from the point-of-view of another character. Draw and/or write their story.
- Learn more about owls with National Geographic Kids
- Did you know owls are considered an ambassador species. Learn more about what you can do to help the owls!
Share your projects, thoughts, and ideas with us! #baynestorywalk
*This project is made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds for the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.