Published on 22 August 2023
Children's Book Week 2023
Read, Grow, Inspire
Book Week is a time to celebrate Australian children's authors and illustrators. Binyang the Bookasaurus loves celebrating Book Week and encourages all the children of Camden to get involved.
Reading with your child daily from birth can help children build higher language and vocabulary skills. When you introduce reading from birth through to childhood, you are helping your child to get to know sounds, words and language as well as develop literacy skills. These skills help develop your child’s brain, as well as social and emotional development.
‘Babies are born ready to learn, with around 90 percent of brain development occurring in the first five years of life. The early years are important, as how the brain grows is strongly influenced by what’s happening in a child’s environment and their interactions with the people around them’ – Education NSW, 2021
Binyang has put a list together of fun Book Week activities happening in Camden
Camden Libraries are hosting a Book Week Colouring in Competition! For more information Book Week
Join Camden Libraries for Storytime sessions
BiBs (Babies into Books) For Babies (0-2)
Storytime (Preschoolers) For Preschoolers (2-5)
Narellan Town Centre
Narellan Town Centre are hosting a range of great activities in celebration of Book Week. From Storytime and Craft Activities to Photo Booth competition. For more information Narellan Town Centre - BOOK WEEK AT NTC
Celebrating Book Week at Home
If your little one isn't at day care or school, you can get involved with Book Week with a range of easy, low cost/free activities!
- Visit one of Camden Libraries (Narellan, Oran Park or Camden) to become a Junior Library Member, explore and learn how to borrow books
Podcasts - Podcasts are a great way to learn and hear different stories, they don't have to be just for adults! This is an activity you can do as a family together in the car, on the way to school or sport. Below are some of Binyang's favourite kid-friendly podcasts
- Creative Story activity- using household items or items found on a nature walk (leaves, grass, branches, feather) - help your little one to get creative and make their own story based on those items. You could capture the story through a series of photos.