Monday, August 6, 2007

Homemade Summer Reading Program

In our house we have a summer reading program like many libraries and bookstores. But unlike those programs, in our family Mommy (with some help from the kids) makes up the reading list. For us, this has not only been a great time to encourage reading, but also to introduce new authors and genres that the children wouldn't necessarily pick on their own (particularly when they get into a rut of reading one author or series over and over again). In addition, our prizes, which my children are very enthusiastic about, are generally audio books or other good books that I like them to have anyway. They have such a sense of accomplishment and pride of ownership from earning these prizes.

contributed by Alicia from Wisconsin

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