Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Reading Plan

Eden has turned into quite the little reader lately, so I'm looking for a Reading Rewards Program that will challenge her to keep reading over the summer. I am also looking forward to spending time reading to Adaleine and working on her letters to help her earn rewards too!

Here are a few different systems that I'm mulling over. There are a TON out there, so you know I'm completely overwhelmed trying to figure out which one is the 'best' one. I give myself more grey hairs...

Yes, I know we're in the second week of June and I need to get on it already, but cut me a little slack. I'm a hard-core procrastinator.

This blog called To The Moon and Back has a list of different businesses and organizations that participate in Summer Reading Programs. Bonus!

This balloon pop idea by Chicken Babies blog seems like a lot of fun, and she's also got other programs she's used for past summers including this bookworm chart!

 Jamie at This Lunch Rox used these Summer Reading printables from HowDoesShe to motivate her kiddos, and she includes a really great list of books to add to you little munsters reading list. Check that out here.

 How do you get your littles to read during the summer? What system do you use? I can use all the advice I can get! :)


  1. Barnes and noble has a reading program where you get a free book. Im sure it is on that list ;) Check it out. Our library has a good one too. I didn't need much encouragement to read but my mom did charts at home and for every so many books we read we got to go buy a new book. Its how I ended up with all my Mandie books and so many more. Christian books always counted for more points than others too. Matthew has to "earn" iPad time by reading. It he runs out of iPad/kindle time he can get more by reading more books. Erin never needed encouragement to read either sometimes the opposite, bribed to go do other things. But I do remember as she got older she contained about having to read all the time and never getting read to. I used to sit during her baths and read to her. We finished 2 harry potter books that way. I have had a hard time putting books down this summer. I love reading YA fiction and keep coming across good ones.

    1. Thanks Stacy! I am for sure going to get them enrolled in the library's program and probably Barnes & Noble. I like the idea of some books being 'worth more' than others. Maybe that's how I'll get Eden to read chapter books! :)