What is the Point 50 StoryWalk®?
Fairfax City’s Office of Economic Development and the City of Fairfax Regional Library are partnering together to host a back-to-school StoryWalk® throughout the Point 50 Shopping Center at 10334 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030.
A StoryWalk® is a FREE interactive way for students to combine physical activity and literacy while reading a book. Beginning Monday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 31, families can walk through Point 50 and read “Nugget and Fang Go to School” by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Michael Slack. The book was chosen to get children excited about returning to school, support the City of Fairfax Regional Library summer reading theme of “Oceans of Possibilities”, and create engagement opportunities with Fairfax City’s business community.
There are 15 stops with pages from the book featured on business storefront windows and yard signs. Students and their families are encouraged visit each stop to read the pages and complete an activity along the way. To read the story and complete the activity form in order, it is recommended to start at Slice of Matchbox. The pages will be in numerical order following the first stop with the next destination identified and the last page of the story at TPG Pediatrics. Bring the story to life with the activities identified along the way and don’t forget to take breaks as there are many fun places to eat, drink, and much more.
As an extra incentive to complete the StoryWalk®, when a proof of purchase at any participating business is submitted along with a completed activity sheet, participants will be entered into a raffle to receive a copy of the book and one of two $50.00 gift cards to a Point 50 business of choice. Proof of purchase and activity sheets can be emailed to the Office of Economic Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted the Google form.
Copies of the map and activity page for the StoryWalk® can be picked up at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St, Fairfax, VA 22030 found at participating businesses, or downloaded HERE.
Participating businesses include: Slice of Matchbox, Compass Coffee, Big Buns, Orangetheory Fitness, Amazon Fresh, Organic Nails and Spa, and TPG Pediatrics, P.C.