Little D's school celebrated bookweek this week. It is to encourage children to read more. I have no problem with that. All my kids love to read, and love being read to. In fact Little D must have us read to her everyday, and she has her favourite books. We read them to her so often, that if we say a wrong word, she will correct us. She knows her favourite books by heart!
Bookweek in school culminates with a character parade. Unfortunately, due to the FHMD outbreak in Singapore, that has been reduced to a small scale, the parade is only in class. It used to be a big one with everyone from Nursery 1s to the K2s taking part, where the character that they come dressed in are announced and they take a walk around the assembly hall. What fun! And I must say, the teachers are very creative. Their costumes are all "home-made" or adapted from what they have hanging in their (or family members') wardrobes or cupboards around their house. In previous years I have seen the tin man from the wizard of oz (made from aluminium foil), the wicked witch, cinderella, captain hook, cat in the hat (dr Seuss), amongst the teachers.
Little D went as Little Red Riding Hood! Her teacher was Papa Bear (from Goldilocks and the 3 bears). Little D was actually afraid of Papa Bear!! Unfortunately for little D, not many of her classmates came dressed up. Some boys came in superman and zorro costumes, one came with a polar bear hat, but the rest were in "home" clothes. One little girl came in school uniform. Poor dear! She felt left out from all the fun.