For Immediate Release
Promoting Literacy, Reading, Health, Exercise, and Movement
Langley City, BC – The City of Langley, in collaboration with Langley School District Foundation, Langley Literacy Network, and the Langley Children Committee, has successfully implemented The StoryWalk® Project in Muckle Creek Trail.
StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children and adults to enjoy reading stories in the great outdoors. Pages from an illustrated children’s book are taken apart, laminated, and displayed on large signs along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you're directed to the next page in the story. The Muckle Creek Trail story starts at 48 Avenue just east of Simonds Elementary School and runs south connecting to the BC Hydro right-of-way.
“StoryWalk is a free activity for all residents during normal park hours. Bring your walking shoes, and reading glasses, and enjoy the story!” said Karlo Tamondong, Recreation Supervisor. “The stories in this project will change every couple of months so children and families can incorporate family literacy, exercise, fresh air, and fun with each other on an ongoing basis.”
The StoryWalk® Project was developed as a way to convince families to get outside and be active while engaging with literacy. The project was intended to require adults to be active alongside children, with no financial limitations that would leave some families out. StoryWalks® has been installed in 50 states and 13 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan, and South Korea!
About The StoryWalk® Project
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the help of Rachel Senechal, formerly of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
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Samantha Paulson, Communications Officer