Enthusiastic children showed they were ready to embrace literacy when families, carers and child education professionals helped host the annual Reading Day.
This event is hosted by the Canowindra Working Party and was held in Memorial Park and the Community Centre.
It was a chance to engage children and families in the importance of literacy and that it is not just about reading a book but literacy is in everything we do.
It was great to see the local preschool, Public school Kinder classes, St Edwards Kinder class, some Family Day Carers and community families join in the day.
The children were able to engage in a host of fun and educational experiences to promote literacy, such as paper folding, dramatisation, music and movement, story reading, literacy games, puzzles and more.
Each child was also able to take away with them a sample bag containing important information relating to reading and our community as well as a fabulous book organised by Sheryll from Family links.
A big thank you needs to go to the Michelle Burn, Kathy Davis and the group of local High school students who helped on the day and acted out plays for the children, Lions Club for cooking our BBQ and CWA Ladies for cutting up fruit for our morning tea.
Thank you to the Canowindra Working Party that made this all possible for the community: Sheryll Selwood - Cabonne Family Links, Kirsten Stevenson - Cowra/Canowindra Home start, Lana Brown - Canowindra Preschool, Rachel Christian -Speech Pathologist, Raelene Warn - Occupational Therapist, Rhonda Burnett -Child and Family Health Nurse and Margaret Morris from Canowindra Community Health Centre.
Organisers look forward to a bigger and better event in 2013, and encourage families to join in next year - remember to read to your child for just 10 minutes a day!