From the 17th – 23rd October, we are celebrating BOOK WEEK!
During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children’s authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians create colourful displays, develop activities, run competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading. This year the Book Week theme centres around Curious Creatures, Wild Minds. anzuk has teamed up with the creators of educational picture book Raymond the Raccoon to bring you a fun and education activity book that you can use in the classroom or at home with your kids. The booklet includes a colouring sheet, tracing letters, spot the difference and create your own bookmark.
About the book:
Recent studies show that more than 80% of Australian parents are worried about the negative effects associated with their children having too much screen time (1). Unfortunately, their worries are justified, as research highlights an extensive list of health and wellbeing concerns related to extended screen time usage. Some include: sleep problems, behaviour problems, learning issues, and obesity (2). Our book is created to assist teachers and parents in facilitating productive conversations around building healthy screen-time habits. It is purposefully designed using pedagogical strategies to teach children the importance of disengaging from screens.
Follow Raymond, a loveable Raccoon, on a quest through the woods as he experiences some of the harsh realities involved in a culture dominated by screen obsession. Through following Raymond’s quest, children discover that their health, wellbeing, and friendships can be greatly improved by disconnecting from screens and reengaging with the real world.
For more info on the book check out the website: https://www.raymondtheraccoon.com.au/