We know it can be tough to get the kids outside, especially during February in Boston. How about you bundle them up and go on a reading adventure? StoryWalks are popping up all around the city and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Read on for all the details you need to get in on this fun adventure!

photo: Kate Loweth

What's a StoryWalk?

StoryWalks are a fun activity for kids that combine two of our favorite things: fresh air and reading. They take pages of a story and post them on stakes along a guided path. As you stroll down the trail, you are directed to the next page in the story. 

The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT. They have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries!

Titles & Where to Find the StoryWalks

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind.

Language: English

Where to find it: 
Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton
Lopresti Park, 33 Sumner Street, East Boston

If You Bring a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
“If You Bring A Mouse to School” follows a boy and his mouse through a busy day at school.

Language: English and Spanish

Where to find the StoryWalk:
Franklin Park, 450 Walnut Avenue, Roxbury

Possum's Harvest Moon by Anne Hunter
A possum awakes one autumn evening and decides to invite his animal friends to a party to celebrate the beautiful harvest moon one last time before the long winter.

Language: English

Where to find the StoryWalk: 
Iacono Park, 150 Readville Street, Hyde Park

Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
Rhyming text instructs the listener to find something yellow, roar like a lion, give a kiss, tell a secret, spin in a circle, and perform other playful activities along with the human and animal characters pictured.

Language: English

Where to find the StoryWalk
Adams Park, 4225 Washington Street, Roslindale

Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough has a rotating StoryWalk available on the property. You can find more information here

Current title
A Warm Winter Tail by Carrie A. Pearson

Language: English

Where to find the StoryWalk:
Chestnut Hill Farm
Southborough, MA

photo: Kate Loweth

Other StoryWalks

Our sources tell us that Mary E. Finn Elementary School and Albert S. Woodward Memorial School both have StoryWalks that are open to the public when school is not in session. 

—Kate Loweth

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