StoryTRACKS, our very own “picture books on parade,” is a great way to combine families reading together, physical activity, and Alaska’s beautiful outdoors.
Imagine a path lined with sign posts, and on each sign is a page from a children’s picture book. As your family moves along – walking, biking, strolling – you and your children can read the story. Reading, nature, and healthy activity – combined!
With the support of a challenge grant from the Anchorage Park Foundation, StoryTRACKS features ten picture books. The first, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, launched on July 11, 2013. Check out this short iMovie of the event.
How to Reserve a StoryTRACKS Set
Individuals and groups can check out a StoryTRACKS set for events, block parties, park activities, etc. Sets (story panels plus stakes) may not be left unattended, and must be supervised by the organizing group to minimize vandalism or theft. Although borrowing is free, a credit card will be charged should any damage or loss occur.
StoryTRACKS reinforce the message of Babies on Track and how to encourage our children’s verbal development: Talk, Respond, Ask questions, Connect, Keep at it, and Sing and tell stories.
Activity Sheets for the StoryTRACKS Titles
Extend the activity at home!