Blast Off with National Simultaneous Storytime 2021 – #readilearn

In just over a week, on Wednesday 19 May at 11:00am AEST, we will be celebrating the 21st National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS). Are you ready?

The event

National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual event held in Library and Information Week in Australia and New Zealand. The event is organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) with the aim of promoting the value of reading and literacy.

Each year an Australian picture book is chosen to be read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the nations on either side of the Tasman Sea. Selected books explore age-appropriate themes and address key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

It is free to register for the event. If you do, you will receive various free downloadable material to support your own event on Monday 17 May. You can register right up until the event begins.

The book

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21 thoughts on “Blast Off with National Simultaneous Storytime 2021 – #readilearn

    1. Norah Post author

      I hope to participate in taking the outdoor temperature tomorrow, and then I will listen in on the reading from the ISS the following week. I’m so looking forward to that.

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  1. Erica/Erika

    This sounds like lots of fun, Norah. Also, a great book to read from space and to launch this event. (I had to get ‘launch’ in there somewhere😁) I don’t know whether we can stream it in Canada. We can still read along. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Norah Post author

      If you register for the event, you will receive a PDF version of the book to download and read that week, Erica. While the time may not work for you live, you can still join in with the reading.

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