When I was a little kid, one of my favorite times of year was when the library summer reading program was running. Things have changed over the years and I'm not super thrilled with what our local library offers in the summertime, so my Mom and I came up with a fun alternative. One day each week, the kids and I pick up Grandma Christy and head for the library. Me, Grandma, and the babies sit in these comfortable couches while the older kids choose their books. Then we go back to Grandma's for snacks and sharing book reports.
The kids spend the morning at home writing up their reports...
At the library, I usually let them check out a couple of movies---they know I'll usually always say yes if it's something educational or historical---as those are the kinds I like too! After they've chosen their stack of books, they come find me and have me look them over for approval before checking them out.
Our library is small, so I usually let even the toddlers go up and do their own checking out. It makes them feel independent.
During our book report sharing time, each of us (even Grandma and me) takes turns talking about a book we've read and showing our illustrations. Then Grandma lets everyone choose a prize out of her treasure bags and we have snacks. It's a fun way to encourage the kids in public speaking and talking about the things they've learned.
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Lori from Hungry for God...Starving for Time is such an excellent story-teller. This week she shared a post called, A Yankee in Watermelon Heaven. It was just neat and you should read it!
I also really liked this great article about getting A Jump Start on Fall Planting from Let This Mind Be In You. Thanks, Kristi!
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