Reading day feeds imaginations

Reading: Horsley Park Public School parent Johanna Flood reads a book to her two boys Jonathan, 6, and Joshua, 8. Picture: Simon Bennett

Reading: Horsley Park Public School parent Johanna Flood reads a book to her two boys Jonathan, 6, and Joshua, 8. Picture: Simon Bennett

THE students at Horsley Park Public School enjoyed a "booknic" on Friday to celebrate this year's National Family Reading Month.

School librarian Cigdem Basak said nine parents read stories.

"We had a picnic outside and the parents read a story to different groups of children," Ms Basak said.

"Each book mentioned a type of food and the children would eat that food while the story was being read to them."

She said children ate cupcakes made by the parents as There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake by Australian author Hazel Edwards was read.

"Another book read on the day was The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, and the kids ate fruit kebabs while the story was read," Ms Basak said.

She said the day went really well, with the children being on their best behaviour.

"The students were excited to have their parents reading stories to them," Ms Basak said.

"We had a fantastic day and I'm hoping to organise this again for next year."

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