The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.
This Summer, my kids and I have been joining in with iVillage and PBS Kids for their reading program. We’re wrapping up the Summer Reading Community Challenge. We’ll be celebrating with a party at our library tomorrow.
However, our Summer reading experience is far from over. We’ll be continuing the fun, and the book love, for the rest of the summer (and beyond).
Hopefully, the rest of you will be enjoying reading with your kids, too.
Ways We’re Enjoying Books This Summer
- Visiting our local library on a regular basis.
- Setting aside time each day for reading.
- Writing our own stories and illustrating them.
- Taking the books beyond the page by using the activities and extensions from the weekly themes in Life As Mom’s Summer Survival Guide.
- Setting an example for my kids by letting them see me reading.
- Listening to audio books during our car trips.
- Talking to friends and family about their favorite books.
- Looking for other works by some of the authors we’ve discovered this Summer.
- Making bookmarks of our favorite characters.
- My 9 year old is keeping a list of the books she has read.
Let’s Talk: I’d love to hear from you in the comments some of the books you and your kids have been enjoying and the ways you plan to keep reading together for the rest of the season.
How are you keeping the literary spark alive for your kids this Summer? Did you, or are you currently, participating in a reading program?