Videos on track for reading win

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 30-Nov-2017

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Storyteller Narelle Stone with Archie Shanahan. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN
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A series of educational videos supporting adults to encourage a love of reading in their children has been produced as part of the 2017 Bendigo Writers Festival.

 The five videos feature story-teller Narelle Stone and are designed to give parents confidence to read to their children and inspire a love of books.

 Inspired by Sam the Story Tram, an initiative of the Bendigo Writers Festival, these videos are designed to be shared and promoted via social media with a focus on promoting literacy development.

 Sam the Story Tram has run over the past two years in the lead up to the Bendigo Writers Festival and has proven to be a popular event for Bendigo’s pre-school children.

Capital Venues and Events and Bendigo Writers Festival manager David Lloyd said there was much more to reading to children than simply the words on the page.

 “The videos encourage parents not just to read, but to ask questions, be animated, sing and use character voices to help make the story come alive,” Mr Lloyd said.

 The Sam the Story Tram Top 5 Tips video will be freely available via YouTube and has also been broken down into five shorter videos that each features one tip. 

To request a copy of the videos in MP4 format, please contact Capital Venues and Events on 5434 6100. 

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