I opened my house in Edson Street Kenmore to children in the neighbourhood and community. The response was terrific with children coming every week for reading and book related activities. Here are some photos and memories.
What’s on the Program?
Celebrate Dr Seuss Crazy Cooks and Books Short listed Picture Books Visit to Mary Ryan Author Profile – Brian Jacques and his fantasy series Christmas craft International Year of the Mountains 2002 Fantastic and Fabulous Discussion and Quiet Reading Know the Author – Morris Gleitzman Book week mystery – dress up! A Book Odyssey And parties. Know the author – Margaret Mahy Poetry Aloud – bring your favourite verses Harry Potter fun Illustrator Junko Morimoto Parties Aussie Nibble and Bites AND MORE!!
Responses from Children in Kenmore
I really love doing the activities. Philip
I love coming to Book club and can’t wait for Thursdays. It gets me reading. Jared
A fun experience with authors, illustrators, discussions, parties and most of all books. An enjoyable, memorable time. Reuben
This is a really fun club to be in. Robyn
I like the variety of activities (craft, reading, talking about books and parties) Michael
I love Book club. It’s wonderful! Amara
I love coming to book club. It’s fun. Peter
I like taking home things I make. Paige
It’s good for reading skills. You get to do fun things. You learn new things about authors. Nicholas
There’s lots of books to read. Callum
Book club rulz! Book club is the best! Lisa
I like book club because you learn a lot. Rachel
Responses from Parents in Kenmore
Robyn always comes home happy and very chatty, full of what has happened at Book club.
Reading has helped Morgan take time out in another world. It helps her reading develop.
Amara always looks forward to book club. She enjoys your range of books to borrow.
Chris has really enjoyed the activities at Book club.
Jared loves book club and will miss it when he has to leave.
Luke feels very comfortable and happy in your company.
Matthew has always enjoyed books and has often spent hours just looking at books; the change now has been that he actually reads and wants to complete each book.
I have concerns that Calum actually reads to the exclusion of enhancing his other skills. Reading also does not encourage him to participate at group level.
Emily has enjoyed coming to book club because it gives her access to books and information about authors and illustrators.