If you’re a regular reader of the Today’s Family blog, you should know that we love outdoor play and nature learning, and that we are also a fan of Telling Tales, a literacy-advocating festival that puts on events throughout the year. This year, they have moved all of their festival events online to help keep people safe against COVID, including their Nature Tales festival that is scheduled to happen this week.
Nature Tales is usually held at the Royal Botanical Gardens, and while we’re sad that we won’t be able to wander through the beautiful grounds of the Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Garden this year, we’re also incredibly excited that Nature Tales is still happening this year.
Nature Tales features a lineup of authors, illustrators, and storytellers sharing stories that are principally about nature. It’s an amazing opportunity to get children excited to explore the great outdoors and the world around them, through books and other activities. The events are usually better suited for younger children.
The two Nature Tales digital events take place tomorrow and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th, and will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. The first event is about Land and Water and focuses on how we take care of nature around us. The second event is about Earth and Sky and is about exploring and learning from nature. Each event promises appearances from authors, dancers, illustrators, and animals from around the RBG! Children will get to sing and dance along, as well as create some crafts alongside the Art Gallery of Burlington.
Don’t worry if you miss either of the broadcasts: Telling Tales says that they will be available on demand after the event is over.
If you want to learn more about Nature Tales, please visit the Telling Tales website by clicking here. We’re excited to watch the broadcasts, and we hope that you are, too!