As moms, we all have natural skill areas we are passionate about such as doing crafts with our kids, baking together, or teaching. Mine is reading. I love to read to all three of my kids. And I love summer reading!
I never instill a limit on how many books we check out at the library. Today we went a little crazy and checked out twenty-four. In the summer months we are often at the library once a week so they get returned long before their due date.Our library has an awesome summer reading program! We started it when my oldest was twenty-one months old. This is her seventh year. The library plans all kinds of activities, craft events, a kid’s art show, movie afternoons, and raffle prizes. Plus a Summer Reading Store in early September where the kids can redeem their “hours” for prizes.Even my youngest is excited to participate and color in her hours.We made these clipboards to hang in our laundry room aka mud room.
I had Summer Reading guides in mind when we made them. I am also using them for homework and ”reminder” papers. I was finding the bulletin board was getting too cluttered and the younger two like to pull papers off the fridge…and then they get lost forever. Only my oldest in school so hers gets the most use.I stole the idea from my sister. She has two children in school and each of her children use their clipboards for homework and school papers.
I also increase my own personal reading for the summer. My goal is to read at least ten books before school starts again.