Day 21: So many books, so little time!

As the paper sponsorship form didn’t make it home, and we’ve only got a few days left, I thought the following post could contribute to the Post-a-Healthy-Picture 30 day challenge!

Dylan’s doing a sponsored read with his school next week – all donations, however small, gratefully received. As the link is generic to all, please do leave a personalised message on the donation page, on this blog post, or on the iWantMarbles Facebook page – or all 3; he’ll be reading them!
https://mydonate.bt.com/events/russellstreetschool/110712

Without knowing what activities they’ll be getting up to with school, our goal for outside of school is at least 2 per day (1 at our lovely childminder’s and 1 at home). Will keep you posted!

— message from the Parents Association—

“We Love Reading” Sponsored Read 2014
A topical fundraiser to help raise money for the school library, the school will be holding a Sponsored Read during the week 27th-31st January. All children from the Nursery Class to Year 2 will be invited to join in what we hope will be a fun, exciting, educationally-relevant fundraiser for the school whilst fostering the love of books! It will be the same week as the Stony Words festival and we’re hoping some local Professional Storytellers will be joining us to add to the fun.

During the Sponsored Read, the children will be asked to read stories by themselves, with the help of an adult, or have stories read to them both in school and at home – everything counts, the main aim is to really focus on reading and listening to stories…as many as possible! From building self-esteem, communication skills, imagination, increasing attention span, and learning about the world, the benefits of reading (especially with parents/carers) is well documented so we hope everyone will be able to take part.

The children will be given a Reading Log at the start of the Sponsored Read in which to note down the books they’ve read, or had read to them, and all children that take part will receive a certificate at the end.

An interesting article about the benefits of reading for kids: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09/30/5-benefits-of-reading-for-kids_n_4018741.html

Pledge your support here: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/russellstreetschool/110712

This is Day 21 of a Post-a-Healthy-Picture 30 day challenge.

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