Giving the magic of storytelling
FAMILIES and children have even more reason to visit Shelly Beach Park at Caloundra and Grahame Stewart Park at Currimundi with the launch of Sunshine Coast Council Libraries’ First 5 Forever story seat featuring artwork from the popular children’s picture book The Big Fish and Where is the Green Sheep?
Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Sunshine Coast Libraries had been granted $1 million over four years by the Queensland Government to implement the First 5 Forever program.
“The aim of this universal family literacy program is to support strong language and literacy environments for young children from 0-5 years and their families,” Cr McKay said.
“We have already implemented a number of activities under this program and we have now installed 10 colourful story seats in parks across the region which are a visible way of promoting literacy and inviting families to engage in storytelling, active play, singing and reading.
“The seats, designed by council’s Parks and Gardens area, reinforce the message ‘the first five years last a lifetime’.”
A GOOD READ: Cr Tim Dwyer with James and Daisy.
Peter Cox reads to children at the SCC Story Seat, Currimundi.