Book week

At my sons school yesterday, we celebrated book week. 

The parents were able to come into the school and have lunch with their child in a picnic setting. It was a great day, I brang the UNO cards, my son played a few rounds with his friend. I ended up on the picnic blanket alone when he ran to play with his friends after apologising many times to me. 

Once the picnic finished, the day followed on with an amazing hour in the school hall watching each grade show their costumes in a parade, teachers reinacted a book about crayons, children from the dance crew performed a song about reading, a child read a poem. 

The day was filled with the importance of books and all the characters we know to this day from the best books we’ve read along the way… Some kids dressed as where’s Wally, Cat in a hat, wizard of Oz, Disney princesses, super heroes, Goldilocks, little red riding hood,Alice in wonderland, ninjas, Harry Potter, dragons, spy’s, Pilots, Pirates… It went on and on. It was amazing to see how many parents made an effort. Sadly some kids must have missed the memo and they walked around with their head down. 

  
I’ve always read my son a bed time story, it’s my time where it’s just him and I. We meet all sorts of characters and I refer to them when he is doing something that reminds us of one of them. As a result, my sons love for books is as strong as mine. 

Library trips are done once a month where we load up 30-40 books and get through them. He chooses some, I choose some and as we read them if the story is fantastic, credit goes to the person that selected it. It’s fun…. Really. 

If you’re a parent, a grandparent, an uncle, an Aunty, an older sister or brother…. Read to a kid. Get their eyes off the iPads and games. 

What was your favourite book as a child? Which character touched your life an you carry a piece of them with you today?

Signing out. Until next time… Make it a great day!

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16 Responses to Book week

  1. Reblogged this on A Good Blog is Hard to Find and commented:
    Oddly enough my favorite book was “The Giving Tree” as a kid. What a cool prompt, I should go search for that book now! -OM
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  2. rixlibris says:

    Gutenberg’s works are still accessible after 550 years. Think of how many communication devices have come and gone in the relatively short space of the last one hundred years or so. Printed books are the most durable form of information transfer yet devised. We must resist this trend toward all electronic reading if only to protect our history.

  3. rixlibris says:

    Gutenberg’s works are still accessible after 550 years. How many other communication devices have come and gone in the relatively short span of the last one hundred years or so? Printed books are the most durable form of storing and transferring information ever developed. We must resist this trend toward total electronic reading if only to preserve our history.

  4. Ellen Hawley says:

    I’m a writer, although not of kids’ books, and I love hearing about kids whose parents pass on a love of books. One of my fond memory is of my mother reading to me at bedtime, and later of reading on my own.

  5. To read about this event is heartening. That parents brought books is good to hear. Reading is essential to a child’s life, and parents should provide as many books as they can. The Public Libraries are God sent. Everyone in my family constantly read books, so that I grew up reading my books and theirs. Unfortunately, some young people grow up not encouraged to read, especially boys who are heavily into sports. At a recent 40-year high school reunion of a class that I taught senior English to, one of the men (now in his late 50s ) got up, turned to me, and said, “I have something to say to Mrs. Brown. When I entered your class, you said, ‘We will be spending 50% of class time reading books.’ Reading books? What was she talking about? I don’t read. And then she introduced ‘The Once and Future King,’ and I have been a reader ever since. Thank you.” It is never too late to start.

  6. I read so voraciously as a kid, but Enid Blyton’s, Famous Fives and the Basket of Flowers formed my young age. My kids love my story fabrications for them.

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