Our first teacher interview for the year is with Mrs Marsh. Not only did Mrs Marsh eagerly share her favourite children’s books and tips for reading with kids, but also read aloud to a group of students!
What was your favourite book as a child?
“Put me in the Zoo” by Robert Lopshire. When I grew up we didn’t have lots of books – I saved up and bought the book for $1.25 from Kmart, and I still have it!
What is your favourite current children’s book?
The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert Munsch.
If you were a book character, who would you be?
I admire Elizabeth from The Paper Bag Princess – she breaks with tradition in a nice way.
What are your tips for parents?
Make the experience fun for kids. Read a variety of books and animate the story – use voices. Talk with your child about the book and why you like it.
Here is Mrs Marsh reading her copy of “Put me in the Zoo” to some very happy Year 2 students!