June 28, 2011

Summer Reading Programs...

I have to tell you that Library Summer Reading Programs have lots to teach the school reading programs.

Since school ended last Friday, we have visited the library twice and we are going again this am.   My boys have three reading log books and have taken out over 25 books and 4 DVD's from two different libraries.  The school also sent home a reading log with a bonus free book for each child to keep.  We have never been so interested in reading, well since last summer started.

So far our 9 year old son has read three books and flipped through the pages of three other books that had topics of interest like nuclear power!  Our 6 year old has read out loud two books and loved them, he wants more in the series and we read a book about animals together.  I must say that this is a great way to get him interested in books and keeping him reading over the summer.

But the library programs are really a great way to keep them reading, because God knows listening to your mother say all the time "go read a book", does not inspire.  The fact that kids get rewarded on a weekly basis is goal enough for my boys.  So we will see if this program or two keeps the boys reading, and the lack of pushing from me might help. 

Do you know if your library does a program to keep kids reading during the summer?
If so have you signed up your children?
If not what are you waiting for?

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