Alpacas come to life for young readers

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Arlo Dawson, , and Indii McKean, , cuddle up to some real life alpacas brought to the centre by Maureen Foss from Rockview Alpacas, while Sami Meade, Abbey Fiore and Emerson Bovey, , watch on.
Camera IconArlo Dawson, , and Indii McKean, , cuddle up to some real life alpacas brought to the centre by Maureen Foss from Rockview Alpacas, while Sami Meade, Abbey Fiore and Emerson Bovey, , watch on.

Staff and children at Annie's Angels dropped by at Harvey Library last week to become some of more than 1,138,000 people who participated in the National Simultaneous Story Day.

The story, Alpacas with Maracas, was read at 11am on Wednesday in more than 11,000 locations locations around the country.

“We went to the library to participate in the event, and then the children made some maracas,” Annie’s Angels manager Sharon Fimmano said.

“Storytelling is something we do everyday at Annie’s Angels. Literacy is so important.”

After joining in the nationwide effort, children from the child care centre had a visit from two baby alpacas from Maureen Foss from Rockview Alpacas.

“It was like an ‘ah-ha’ moment for the kids, when they realised that something from a story is actually real,” Mrs Fimmano said.

“They are such special little animals.”

Mrs Fimmano said meeting the baby alpacas helped the children connect with the story.

“It was significant for us as part of the community to be part of this national event,” she said.

”It was amazing – all over Australia everyone was celebrating this literacy event.”

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