Have you signed your kids up for your local library’s summer reading program?
Gracia and Little Dude are loving it so much!
What’s been cool about the reading program so far:
- Each kid got to pick out a brand new book to keep when we signed up.
- Each kid also got an activity book. They have a few activities they have to do for each section, and then read (or have read to them) 10 books.
- For every section they complete, they get a prize. The kids already earned their first prize…free DQ cones!
- It’s great motivation for the kids. While we did it last year too, this summer it’s even more exciting because since last summer, Gracia has learned to read. So now, instead of me reading to her, I’m having her read books herself! Of course, she still needs help and it has to be beginner books, but it’s been great motivation and I can’t believe she’s done the first 10 books already!
- It helps the kids know what books to pick out. Usually the kids each pick a few books, and I pick some for them too, but this summer, I’ve been trying to help Gracia find ones that are simple enough for her to read herself. She’s having to think through what she gets more, instead of just grabbing things off the shelf.
I know every library is different, so yours may not be doing things exactly like ours is, but it’s a great FREE way to not only keep kids occupied, but keep their brains exercising too! And if you don’t have kids…the library still is an awesome place!
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