PopUp StoryWalk is a fun, educational activity targeted towards young children of all ages. You will experience a deconstructed children's story book, page by page, installed along a family-friendly trail. Our hope is that PopUp Storywalk will motivate parents, teachers and caregivers to take children outdoors to enjoy the beauties of the environment while encouraging a love of reading and imagination. Get Outdoors! Get Reading!
Location: OO Denny Park, Kirkland
Dates installed: Aug. 18th- Sept. 7th
Storybook: Fox and the Bike Ride
Get Outdoors! Get Reading!
Current PopUp location specific details:
* Approx 1 mile loop * One steep hill and many roots on trail *Wood/rock steps and narrow bridges on sections of trail *Not stroller-friendly
Last PopUp Location: Downtown Bellevue Park
Summer Series 2019:
“Fox and the Bike Ride” by Corey R. Tabor installed at Rhododendron Park, Kenmore (May 24th-June 10th)
“The Water Princess” by Susan Verde installed at Water Works Gardens, Renton (June 14th-July 8th)
“The Bear’s Song” by Benjamin Chaud installed at Bothell Landing (June 28th-July 15th)
“The Water Princess” by Susan Verde installed at Carkeek Park (July 19th-Aug 5th) “Tiny, Perfect Things” by MH Clark installed at Bellevue Downtown Park (July 26th- Aug 12) “Fox and the Bike Ride” by Corey R. Tabor installed at O.O.Denny (August 19th- Sept 8th)
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PopUp StoryWalk rotates between book selections, inspiring families to follow our installations and experience a featured book in a new location. You can enjoy a new outdoor adventure with each PopUp Storywalk installation.
We choose books that illustrate the themes of nature, combined with lessons of kindness, empathy and creativity. We are also collaborating and choosing books with local authors and illustrator's.
Currently, we have a selection of three books.
We are currently working on adding several more storybooks in time for our next summer series!
Elisabeth was inspired to create PopUp Storywalk after vacationing in upstate New York where she stumbled upon a StoryWalk trail. Juliet, her oldest daughter, was full of excitement and awe, running up ahead to spot the next display which contained the next page of the story. She would squeal with joy when she found it, and run back to get daddy's hand to lead him to her new discovery. This process repeated over and over until the hike was done, and the story finished. Never did Juliet complain about how tired her legs were or ask if the hike was almost done..... she was IN an adventure and she loved every moment. Jasmin and Beth quickly joined Elisabeth after hearing her enthusiasm for the project. Its infectious! We hope that through PopUp Storywalk, more children and families can have this wonderful experience and look forward to their next adventure!
PopUp Storywalk offers an enrichment opportunity to bring our literacy experience into the local schools. It combines the storywalk, installed on school grounds, and an author workshop with a meet and greet. We currently have two different local authors and storybooks available for this enrichment. Please contact us via email if you or your local school is interested in this opportunity!
We are driven by the smiles, giggles and joy filled moments we see and hear from all the families who have experienced PopUp Storywalk. We are so thankful PopUp Storywalk has received so much love and support from our community!
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The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT in 2007 and was developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The name StoryWalk is a registered trademark. There are now StoryWalk installations all over the country.