Book week fun for a host of favourite characters

PUBLISHED: 10:40 09 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:40 09 March 2015

Children have fun during national reading week in Crayford

Children have fun during national reading week in Crayford

Ady Kerry

Reading week aims to get children to explore world of books

Children have fun during national reading week in CrayfordChildren have fun during national reading week in Crayford

LAST week’s national reading week was a hit with school children up and down the country as they took part in fun events to encourage them to read more.

The week was supported by businesses, including supermarket Sainsbury’s which held a make believe event with children from The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy in Bexley at its Stadium Way store in Crayford.

Children dressed up as their favourite fictional characters and were encouraged to explore the world of books.

Mavis Sarfo, from the supermarket’s book team, said: “It’s fantastic to see that so many parents get involved in reading bedtime stories by putting on character voices and wearing costumes to bring characters to life.

“Encouraging children to role play through dress up and becoming The Gruffalo or Elsa from Frozen is crucial in developing imaginations from an early age and a love of reading.

“Encouraging role play by dressing up as favourite book characters further fuels this and Sainsbury’s has a great selection of children’s costumes and books to celebrate World Book Day – we look forward to welcoming book lovers of all ages in our stores.”

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