Early childhood education students from WakeTech are applying their learning in a way that will support early childhood literacy in Wake County through the StoryWalk® Project. Students in the Language and Literacy in Young Children Course, created tips and activities as a part of the project that will be on display throughout the community as a fun, active way for children and families to enjoy books together. As a coalition partner of WAKE Up and Read, WakeTech plays an essential role in helping us meet our mission to engage and educate our community about the importance of childhood literacy and to increase access to literacy resources and opportunities for all children.
PreS-K–This newly illustrated version of a 1998 title assists children in learning the basic traits of tolerance and respect for others through discussions of comparing, acceptance, listening, understanding, kindness, and cooperation. The simple text lists these concepts while depicting how the children are alike and different. The illustrations provide examples of ways children can listen, cooperate, and appreciate one another. Bright, cheerful art adds clarity as it depicts children of various backgrounds playing and working together. The layout consists of spreads with text on the left and a full-page image on the right. Borders on the top and bottom relate to the children’s activities on the page. Suggestions for sharing and using this book, as well as activities to reinforce the concepts, appear at the end. With the focus on kindness, respect, and tolerance, this title is an appropriate teaching tool for an early-childhood environment.–School Library Journal
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with
the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.