Last week, we told you about the Telling Tales Festival, an event to encourage children to read, while also supporting and promoting Canadian writers. If you managed to make it out to the Main Event yesterday, we have good news for you: there are more chances to participate in the Telling Tales Festival! And if you didn’t make it to the Festival yesterday, don’t worry, this news is for you, too.
The Telling Tales Festival is holding two more events in Hamilton this weekend: the Celebrating Graphic Novels workshop will be run from 1pm-3pm on September 21st. The next day, head over to the Royal Botanical Gardens between 11am and 4pm to participate in the Nature Tales event!
The Celebrating Graphic Novels event is for children ages 8 to 12 and takes place in the Central branch of the Hamilton Public Library (the one that is attached to Jackson Square). Telling Tales have invited two graphic novelists to teach attendees how graphic novels are made, including how the stories are written, and how the words meld together with the pictures on the page to tell a story. There will also be plenty of time to browse graphic novels on display throughout the branch!
You can find more information about the Celebrating Graphic Novels event by clicking this link.
Do you have younger children, who also love to read? Then the Nature Tales event is probably right up your alley! Geared for children ages 3 to 10, the event takes place at the Royal Botanical Garden in Burlington between 11am and 4pm. Wander around the beautiful grounds of the Royal Botanical Garden while participating in a wide variety of activities that draw links between reading and natural exploration.
You can find more information about Nature Trails, as well as RSVP on Eventbrite, by clicking this link.
Can’t make it to either of these awesome events? What if we told you that there are still more ways to enjoy the Telling Tales Festival? The Telling Tales Press Club is for children ages 6 to 16, and is a new way to engage with the awesome books on the Telling Tales reading list. Telling Tales encourages children to express themselves creatively all year round! Children can draw covers for their favourite books on the reading list, write reviews of the books, or even pen their own original stories and send them to Telling Tales! Your entries might even be selected to be shared in the Telling Tales Dragonfly Newsletter!
You can find out how to join the Press Club (don’t worry, it’s easy!) by following this link.
We earnestly hope that you take this opportunity to participate in the Telling Tales Festival in some way, shape, or form. At Today’s Family, we believe in the importance of reading to a healthy early childhood education. Reading sets children up for success for later in life, but it also gives children the opportunity to engage with new ideas and flex those creativity muscles.