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!