Imagine astronauts reading stories from space to school children & families in an exciting new program that combines literature with science!
Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) along with Scholastic, the Australian Space Agency and the Office of the Chief Scientist invites you to join them for an intergalactic experience. This year National Simultaneous Storytime takes place on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 11:00am (AEST) and you can join in by sharing Give me some space! written and illustrated by Philip Bunting being read by the astronaut Dr Shannon Walker from the International Space Station.
Register to participate – it’s free and on Monday 17 May 2021 we will send you a variety of electronic downloads to support your National Simultaneous Storytime event. Everyone can join NSS, it doesn’t matter whether you are a home school, a public library or even a university library! Invite a local school group into your workplace for an NSS morning tea, have some fun with your staff at an NSS morning tea or donate a copy of the book to your local library or childcare centre. There are endless ways to support NSS.
National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Now in its 21st successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children’s book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.