Its exciting, so exciting and so happening right now. #ActiveKidsBooks are heading down to the oldest surf contest in history, Rip Curl Bells Pro (http://www.ripcurl.com.au/index.php?aboutbells). World Surf League Commissioner; Kieren Perrow (as seen in photo), is helping me share the love with the elite surfing family and their own immediate families this year. Identifying that a bunch of the professional surfers now tour with their young families, i thought who else would benefit more from Children’s Books such as ‘Surf Safari’ then these passionate surf devoted parents. I see it as a donation of literature, one that offers entertainment for those on the side line. And one that i can share my passion and love for the ocean with other like minded parents…Kieren has been kind enough to do so, as I’ve been coaching his son football for a number of years now.
Continuing to create & share, a couple of old surfboards got turned into chalkboards and left out for creative play!
Getting involved with Saltfest as a volunteer, I was blessed to meet so many beautiful people, share my books and encourage everyone & anyone to draw/ write/ scribble on the surfboards…
We look forward to sharing the ‘Love of Story’ with more awesome kids in 2015…
The intention has been sent for a book tour/ motivational speaking/ sharing story sessions with Victorian children come Sept. 2015. Looking for contacts now!
Off the back of a successful, liberating and rewarding WA Book Tour, the wheels are in motion to do it all again. Only this time in the state of Victoria, my birth state. As Guest Author/ Motivational Speaker, i look to WOW the young audience and leave them 1. motivated to share/ write/ tell/ read story! 2.Increase a child’s ‘Sense of Selfworth’ towards those that find literacy difficult, as i share my own dyslexic upbringing. 3. Share the Love of Story by reading one of my book titles & listen to a sample bunch of students creative text. 4. Give everyone time, a positive role model & healthy messages to take home.
And YOU can help… If your in Victoria, please help me help the children you know and love. Contact your local school or library and suggest they host my dynamic side-show (also know as Guest Author/ Motivational Speaker) in Sept. 2015.
I look forward to meeting you in your home town of Victoria!
Sincerely yours, CHaD
The last stop of the WA tour, and my heart was won over by the students at St Mary’s College. With a strong percentage of indigenous students, mixed with an imaginative healthy bunch all round. I was struck by their enthusiasm and excitement to get involved. Attention was high, smiles large. I had them in the cup of my hand. From start to finish, we connected over story!
ABC Open – Stories about peoples Day Jobs (Click on link) – https://open.abc.net.au/explore/72xl6fb
On Tuesday 10th June, the WA Tour branched away from the iconic coastal scrub that Aussie author Tim Winton best describes. Away from the walking, sight-seeing and surfing to visit the joyous kids of Kalbarri Primary School.
Being a guest at this school was insightful for all involved. I enjoyed listening and learning from the children as much as their smiles and enthusiasm awarded me the attention I received.
Next school visit; Parabadoo Primary near the amazing Karajini National Park.
Story Time was sweet and delightful. It took me back to the world of ‘Wheels on the bus’, ‘If your happy and you know it’ and ‘The great big elephant is so slow’…What i was invited for, was a little contemporary injection. Reading Skate Session to many smiling cute faces and young parents in Margs.
Special thanks to my new friend and WA local; Mandy Collinson, for coming along in support and taking these pics as seen here.
Next stop, Kalbarri Primary School…YEW!!!