Nelson kids’ cube solution

HELPFUL CUBES: Nelson Park students have developed a new project to help young kids to read.

By Natalee Kerr

Nelson Park students have developed an “eye-catching” form of storytelling to help with literacy among beginner readers, non-readers and people with learning difficulties.

Their Story Cubes outside Corio Library aim to create an “accessible” way for young children, their families and carers to engage with storytelling and literacy.

The colourful cubes, which also serve as seats, feature illustrations from well-known local children’s authors Nan Bodsworth, Jiri Tibor Novak and Jedda Robaard.

Nelson Park student Tyler said he hoped the cubes would “bring people together”.

“It will be great to be able to see kids using their imaginations from something we have created,” he said.

The public art pieces mark the fourth community project between the school and City Hall during the past three years.

Previous projects include the Mindfulness Bay Walk in Corio, Story Walk in Whittington and the Kinder Kit Box for playgroups in Corio and Norlane.

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