It's Okay to Be Different

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What is a StoryWalk®?

A StoryWalk® literally combines a story and a walk. It is a way to combine physical activity with literacy. Pages from a book are converted into signs that are laid out around a park or along a trail. This allows families to walk from sign to sign and read as they enjoy the outdoors.

Where is StoryWalk®?

Bowie's first StoryWalk® is located at the Blacksox Tot Lot off of Mount Oak Road (near Aloha Place) in Bowie.

The book for the current StoryWalk® is It's Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr. It was created to enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism and diversity, and promote character growth.

StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has been developed with the help of Rachel Senechal of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.