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National Simultaneous Storytime 2023 Teaching Resources

National Simultaneous Storytime is a highly anticipated calendar event for primary students and their teachers! This collection of teacher-created National Simultaneous storytime activities is the perfect tool for teachers, librarians, and schools celebrating this National Simultaneous Storytime, 2023.

What is National Simultaneous Storytime?

On Wednesday, May 24 at 11 am it's National Simultaneous Storytime when primary school students of Australia participate in what constitutes a warm hug for your ears – they have a story read to them at the same time as peers across the country!

This Year's Text

This year, the chosen book is: The Speedy Sloth by Rebecca Young and Heath Mckenzie. Congratulations to the author and illustrator! This wonderful, rhyming story tells the story of a special sloth who breaks the slow-sloth mould to become a super speedy racer!

Enrich Their Experience with Meaningful Activities

Our collection of learning activities will extend the wonder and joy of the story itself, so why not include some of these fun tasks in your weekly literacy planning?
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