GLOUSTER — On Wednesday, Ohio First Girl Fran DeWine and Ohio Division of Pure Sources Director Mary Mertz had been among the many first to stroll alongside Ohio’s latest Storybook Path at Burr Oak State Park in Morgan County.
“Burr Oak State Park is an excellent place to discover nature and the proper place to sit down down with a superb e-book,” stated First Girl DeWine. “Growing a love for studying early in life is so essential for kids, and this new Storybook Path affords a singular expertise that mixes the nice outside with early literacy.”
Based on a information launch from Gov. Mike DeWine’s workplace, the Ohio Division of Pure Sources, in partnership with the Ohio Governor’s Creativeness Library and Dolly Parton’s Creativeness Library, launched the Storybook Path program in 2019 to advertise the significance of literacy, a wholesome way of life, and connecting with nature. The Ohio Governor’s Creativeness Library offers one free e-book each month to kids enrolled in this system from delivery to age 5.
“Everybody loves a superb story, and science helps the bodily and psychological well being advantages of getting outdoors,” stated ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “Storybook Trails mix the very best of each by selling baby literacy and an lively and wholesome way of life — all within the lovely settings of Ohio’s nice outside.”
Ten Storybook Trails are positioned at state parks all through Ohio. Every path is roughly a half-mile lengthy with 15-20 child-height panels that includes pages of a kids’s e-book and an exercise to accompany the textual content on the web page.
“Squeak!” by Laura McGee Kvasnosky was chosen because the featured e-book at Burr Oak State Park. The e-book describes how one mouse’s small squeak units off a series response that wakes all of the animals within the forest from their slumber.
There are at the moment 286,184 kids enrolled within the Ohio Governor’s Creativeness Library. To be taught extra about this system and how you can take part, go to OhioImaginationLibrary.org.
A full listing of ODNR’s Storybook Trails, in addition to related trails positioned at parks and library districts throughout the state, will be discovered at ohiodnr.gov.
On Wednesday, Ohio First Girl Fran DeWine and Ohio Division of Pure Sources Director Mary Mertz had been among the many first to stroll alongside Ohio’s latest Storybook Path at Burr Oak State Park in Morgan County.