THE AVENUE At White Marsh Takes Literacy Outdoors With New StoryWalk
WHITE MARSH - THE AVENUE at White Marsh has announced the addition of a StoryWalk®, an innovative, family-friendly experience designed to combine literacy with outdoor activity.
Set to be completed by September, the StoryWalk will begin outside the Barnes & Noble store and wind its way down to the side of Old Navy.
The StoryWalk will feature a series of numbered boards displaying the pages of an illustrated children's book along the designated walking route. Each panel will display a page from a carefully selected children's book that prioritizes minimal text, vivid illustrations, and a compelling storyline.
The StoryWalk project was initially created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, with the support of Rachel Senechal, formerly of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The initiative aims to promote early literacy, physical activity, and quality family time in natural settings.
Built with durability in mind, the project uses high-quality materials such as 10 ml lamination pockets and industrial-strength Velcro to withstand outdoor conditions. Each page will be mounted on a stake at eye level for young readers.
"Its success is due to partners that understood from very early on how this idea could be used to bring a fun and educational family activity to their community," Ferguson said. Supported solely by public donations, the project has gained popularity across all 50 states and 12 foreign countries since its inception 10 years ago.
For more information on StoryWalk®, visit the Kellogg-Hubbard Library website or contact THE AVENUE at White Marsh.
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