This year our schools bookweek theme was Champions Read. As the school had been focussing on the Olympics alot recently, the idea was for the kids to dress up as sporting champions. I prefer story book characters myself but oh well.
The parades, falling on two consectutive days for the primary school kids and the kindy kids, also fell in the week that Buddy & I happened to be sick.
I managed to drag myself & Buddy down to Big W when all the girls were at school & kindy and picked up some of the new summer range bits & pieces. Only a few dollars per piece. Normally I wouldn't do that but given the theme [we certainly do not have green & gold tracksuits on hand at home], I was feeling pretty ordinary & the fact that I normally buy a few bits & pieces for each new season anyway, it worked out just fine. I splashed out on a couple of headbands for $2 each & some oversize tennis balls and my little tennis champions were ready to roll. Or play... Well....... parade!
The weather has been so cold & lousy lately that I had to layer singlets, tops, t-shirts, leggins & shorts. And then we needed jackets on top of that too.
The big girls paraded as part of the whole school parade and the twins kindy parade was a small one just in front of the playgroup kiddies on the following day. It was so cute. Mimi & Chelsea were so nervous. Buddy wasn't too interested, preferring to get on with his playgroup business and start painting. He's becoming quite the little crafty person. Loving sticking & cutting too. Who would have thought?
This past week I also started reading to my big girls again before bed. The last year or so they of course have been reading to us so bedtime reading by Jeff or I to the older girls has slowed right down. We've read so many of our home books over & over but I've never really gone through some of my favourite books from childhood. So I went through a pile of old books that I have been hanging on to since the 1970's & 1980's and have picked out a few that I can read to them.
The first one is Judy Blume's 'SuperFudge'. They absolutely loved me reading to them & are enjoying just listening & imagining again.
Others I remember fondly from childhood that haven't been read to them yet are:
Flat Stanley [I bought the series for Buddy]
How to Eat Fried Worms [need to track down]
Mister Meddles Mischief, Naughty Amelia Jane & countless other Enid Blyton titles [we have at home]
The Trixie Beldon series [I own just about all of them]
And Jeff wants to find some Choose Your Own Adventures that he used to love reading as a boy.
What are some titles that you love reading to your children? I'd love to add more to my list.