We recently had a family night where we talked about the importance of reading good books. My kids are all avid readers, but it seems as though it slows down a tad during the dog days of summer. I wanted a way to stimulate their desire to get back to delving into good books – after all, “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” ~Mark Twain
So, we decided to start our own “bookworm” paper chain so keep track of what we are reading and to get a visual “cue” of how we are doing in the reading department. We just take a colorful strip of paper, write down the date and what we read, then link it onto our book “worm”! It’s working for us! (Yes, he is a bit short since we just started this yesterday. By the way….he needs a name. Any ideas?)
It seems as though I’m not the only one who has “summer reading” on the brain! We have had several printables being submitted to IShare to aide us in our summer reading schedules, and I just had to share them with you. I hope you’ll find at least one you’ll love…and if not? Well, that’s a cue to get creating and sharing!
Rebecca Cooper always amazes me with her forward thinking and creativity! Case in point: her summer reading log! I also LOVE her idea of sharing some gummy book “worms” when your child (or…um….ME) accomplishes some summer reading!
Small Types shares the brilliant idea of reading THROUGH the alphabet! If your kiddos need a little tender guidance in WHAT to read, this will really help. SMART!
Why not make reading FUN with an entire coordinated KIT like this one submitted by Creative Mamma? We’re talking book plates, bookmarks, notes, and log pages – oh, and they are SUPER cute.
If you plan to lend out your books, you’ll want to use these book labels from Beth Proudfoot to be sure that those little books make it back into your hot little hands!
Why not have a wonderful visual reminder about the immense benefits of picking up that book? The Scrap Shoppe shares this gorgeous “Seuss” quote printable that will be sure to get those kiddos into a good book! Oh, and can I just say…I LOVE the vinyl on the wall above the frame! GORGEOUS!
If you are like me, it can sometimes be challenging to keep track of the books we borrow from the library. This little sign out sheet by KT Designs would be perfect for keeping track of which books have been borrowed and whether or not they have been returned. It’s also a great way to keep track of what you have all been reading!
Let’s get into some summer reading while there is still some SUMMER left! What are your favorite summer reading motivators? I want to hear from you! Happy reading!