These last few months at my daughter’s playground, as part of the Diversity and Inclusion Group at her elementary school, my committee co-lead and I have been having fun assembling book walks along the enclosing fences. Book walks are a fun way for children and adults to enjoy reading and nature together. Laminated pages from a children’s book are installed around the perimeter of the playground, and as one walks on the path, they’re directed to the next page of the story.
Since November, we’ve featured three seasonal books, centering on gratitude (Thank You, Omu!), winter magic (Snow Globe Wishes), and self-love (I Am Enough).
In the months ahead, the Diversity and Inclusion Group (DIG) will be putting together regular book walks on the fences of the Kindergarten playground. Book walks are a fun and innovative way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors together. Laminated pages from a children’s book are installed in an outdoor space. As you walk the path, you are directed to the next page of the story.
We’ve also been working to make them interactive by posing a question to readers at the very end.
These books are going to coincide with LLM’s monthly book choices. Have you considered these book walks for your community?