My girls were so excited to get the information about the Bellingham Public Library’s summer reading program from school last week and they both came right home from school, grabbed a book and started reading. (Yay!)
If you’re not familiar with the reading program, it’s pretty cool. Designed for kids ages 5-12 (there’s also a program for kids ages birth through age 5), if kids read or are read to for 15 hours this summer, they get to celebrate with a prize from the library, a sign to put in their front yard and an invitation to a celebration at the end of the summer. It’s a great incentive to keep your kids reading this summer!
My kindergartner, soon-to-be first grader, got her reading log, with all of those cute little science beakers to fill out as you read for 15-minutes and promptly colored all over it. I knew that it wouldn’t be an effective way for her to keep track of her reading time this summer, so I whipped up our own reading log, where she could cross out her time as she reads.
I made it generic, if you’d like to use it, too. You can find it here: Summer Reading Time Sheet. I left it in black and white to make it easy to print and a nice big spot at the top for your reader to write their name.