Story Time

NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME

Alpacas with Maracas

On the 22nd of May 2019, National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) was held by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year an Australian picture book is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. The national event aims to promote the value of reading and literacy by using an Australian children’s book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation through to Year 6.

Key Word Sign Australia made a video to participate and support the cause.

Chicken Divas

Whitney and Britney are two mysterious stars in the fabulous tale of Chicken Divas written by Lucinda Gifford. Read and sign along with us! This video was created for National Simultaneous Storytime, held in May 2020.


Family Tree

It started with a seed, and that seed was me. And, over time, laughter filled my garden…

A heartfelt celebration of family, community and the seasons of life, to cherish and to share. The official story chosen for ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime 2022, to be celebrated all across Australia and New Zealand!


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