Book week stories for kids
Children at the Harvey Community Play and Learning Centre got to listen to some stories read by special guests as part of Book Week.
Forrest MHR Nola Marino, Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre manager David Marshall and centre staff Connie Baggetta, Carmel Ietto and Nikki Johnston read some of their favourite stories to the children. “The children were given a special treat, having some fantastic stories read to them,” centre manager Rena Curulli said.
“Nola brought in her favourite book from when she was a young girl, Dabbity Duck, which she read to the children.
“The book had a big rip in the cover, which Nola said she decided not to repair because it would show the children that we need to look after our books.”
Mrs Curulli said Book Week was a great opportunity to highlight the importance of reading in early years and to bring children, books and members of the community together.
“David brought in a photo of his grandchildren and asked the kids if it was OK for the photo to sit in during the story because he didn’t get to read to his grandchildren very often,” she said.
“It was fantastic to see these people share their love of reading with the kids. I truly believe it takes a village to raise a child and this is pure evidence of it.”
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