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Connected Through Books

Karen Melski, Teacher Librarian April 24, 2020
Connected Through Books

Book Week is all about celebrating books and connecting people through stories.

Join us for the 1st ever Virtual Book Week celebrations from 27 to 30 April! There are a lot of activities that will help your child develop a love of books, storytelling and reading. 

DEAR TIME! Drop Everything And Read 

We encourage you to find time every day to drop what you are doing and pick up a book, instead! Take a photo of you reading and send it to us.


Re-create Your Favourite Book Cover

Use your creativity and bring books to life by recreating your favourite book covers. Here are a few samples to get the party started!

Take a photo of your favourite book cover vs your creation and send it to us.


Book Cover Door Decorations

Make your passion for reading visual with some fun reading themed door decorations! Take a photo of your creation and send it to us.

Don’t know where to start?

Choose your favourite book and design a cover for one of the doors in your house. Or go for designs inspired by the theme of our Book Week “Connected Through Books”.


Family Fort Night

Have you ever wanted to create a hideaway spot at home? Now's your chance! The whole family is invited to build a fort at home and read together. Take some photos of you reading together and send them to us.


Cookbook Challenge

Cookbooks are also books! Read a few recipes and cook anything you like. Share your recipes and photos with us!

If you want to make a book connection with your creations here are some useful links.

Book Themed Desserts 
Snack and Picture Book Pairings for Kids
Book Inspired Snacks for Kids
10 Favourite Foods From Literature 


Mr Henry’s Reading Challenge

Click here to view fun reading activities for the entire family. Complete four or more challenges and send us your photos. 


Online Resourses 

Click here listen to read-aloud sessions recorded by authors and celebrities for Early and Primary Years students.

Click here to view a big list of read-aloud sessions and illustrator tutorials for all ages. Parents, please monitor book choices for younger students.

Useful links:

Storyline Online
Kids National Geographic Magazine
Storytime from Space
Tumblebooks
Tumblemath - Math related books
Children's Poetry Archive
Shel Silverstein Poetry


Book Character Dress Up Day

Dress up as a favourite book character on Thursday, 27 April 2020. Have fun, take pictures and send them to us.


How to share your photos?

Take photos and submit your entries by Sunday, 3 May 2020. You can upload them here or send via the email to our Parent Relations team at pre@gwa.edu.sg


We hope you have a wonderful Book Week and have a lot of fun! Remember to share your photos with us. 


Happy Reading!

Karen Melski
Teacher Librarian 

 

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