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Kindy turns into a zoo for Simultaneous Storytime

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Nicole James and Andrea Juillerat with Kindergarden and Pre-prep students at Cuddle Bugs

Cuddle Bugs Kindergarten and Pre-Prep turned into a zoo on Wednesday, with children dressing up as their favourite animals for National Simultaneous Storytime.

Crocodiles, butterflies, ladybugs, puppies, zebras, tigers and more joined in on the fun, reading Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas along with schools from around Australia at 11am.

Cuddle Bugs teacher Nicole James said National Simultaneous Storytime was held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

“This is our 11th year being involved in this national event, each year we dress up and make a whole week of the celebrations,” she said.

“Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, Kindergartens, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.”

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Hudson Climas and Emilia Gallagher at Cuddle Bugs.

Nicole said 55 children (ranging from 18 months old to five years old) celebrated the annual event by dressing up as their favourite animal.

“They had a great time reading this years story book, which was Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas written by Lucinda Gifford,” she said.

“They participated in a range of different activities based on the story book planned by the Educators.”

Nicole said the event was the perfect opportunity to continue learning in a fun environment.

“Here at Cuddle Bugs Kindergarten and Pre-Prep we value language and literacy and promote such skills within our comprehensive programs,” she said.

“The children love the fun bright pictures of this year's story ‘Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas' and really enjoyed dressing up.

“We also had many other activities related to the story such as making a collage of their own chicken, making puppets and the children retelling the story, dancing the chicken dance and lots lots more.”

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