Global travel may not be possible right now but Zooming across the world certainly is! The Books Go Walkabout team have authors who are Zooming through the time zones to work directly with children, teachers, and parents. It makes no difference if children are at home or at school, they can still access the opportunity to speak and meet with an author.
(Exploring the World image: Jacques Dillies, Creative Commons, Unsplash)
It takes a special skill to be able to communicate well from your home PC direct to an audience of children many miles away. But it does give huge opportunities for more interactivity from children via chats on Zoom or direct questions.
There is a learning curve, and we are seeing how positive it is in encourage reading and writing. No surprise that children are brilliantly adept at using online learning tools on all sorts of platforms. The books are by authors working with BGW on making online visits a reality.
The Book Monitor - www.thebookmonitor.com/ - is our book blog for readers and teachers. Includes newly published book reviews and reflections.
The Dolphin - www.dolphinbooksellers.co.uk/blog/ - is our book blog for younger readers and teachers. Includes newly published book reviews and reflections too.