Flat Buddy connects with KIDS

Flat Buddy meets Karen Tyrrell author

Flat Buddy meets Karen Tyrrell author

YAY! Flat Buddy toured Brisbane Australia connecting with classrooms and children with disabilities.

How did Flat Buddy’s Tour come about?

Lesa Grant Feazel, significant Disabilities Teacher requested I escort Flat Buddy round Brisbane taking photos. The aim was to enrich the lives of disabled children at Lafourche Parish School Louisiana USA.

Flat Buddy is inspired by The Flat Stanley literacy Project which celebrates its 50th birthday. Read more http://www.flatstanley.com/

Kids talk about, track, and write about Flat Buddy’s character’s journey and adventures. Writing and learning  is easier, flows naturally, and becomes more creative.

I was excited when Flat Buddy arrived direct from the USA via my letterbox.  I read instructions to promote children’s literacy and education in a FUN engaging way.

For a week, Flat Buddy and I were inseparable as he posed with Australian people. Together we discovered  our heroes,  food, native animals and environment.

Check out my photo journey as Flat Buddy visits Brisbane Australia …

Our Australian heroes…

Flat Buddy meets Aussie Life Saver at South Bank Beach

Say hi to Aussie Life Saver at South Bank Beach

Meet Matt the Ranger at Daisy Hill Koala Centre

Meet Matt the Ranger at Daisy Hill Koala Centre

Flat Buddy Meets Brisbane Police Officer, who keeps everyone safe.

Meet Brisbane Police Officer, who keeps everyone safe.

Australian wildlife …

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Harry Koala, but where is you know who?

 Warren Wombat takes Flat Buddy for a ride

Warren Wombat takes his friend for a ride

Rainbow Lorikeet is having a swinging good time with Flat Buddy.

Rainbow Lorikeet is having a swinging good time.

Water Courses: rivers, lakes and beaches

Flat Buddy on Lake Dennis

Relaxing  on Lake Dennis… quack quack

 Flat Buddy about to catch City Cat on Brisbane River.

Let’s  catch City Cat ferry on Brisbane River.

Brisbane City …

Brisbane City hosts G20 Conference starting 10.11.2014

Brisbane City hosts G20 Conference starting 10.11.2014

Yummy food or NOT…

Flat Buddy would you like a vegemite sandwich?

Would you like a vegemite sandwich?

Just for FUN…

Would you like a Ride on the Big Wheel Brisbane?

Would you like a ride on the Big Wheel Brisbane?

 Were you inspired by the Flat Buddy project?

Would you like to help Lesa’s Project and her class in Louisiana?

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2 comments to Flat Buddy connects with KIDS

  • Thank you Karen for hosting Buddy in Australia. The kids have been missing their friend and will be so excited to see his travels.

  • Hi Lesa,
    Thanks for giving me this opportunity. It was a lot of FUN. Really enjoyed giving back to the community, helping KIDS.
    Hope your kids LOVE all the photos. There’s more: I’ll email the rest … Karen 🙂

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