Saturday, 14 July 2018

Summer Reading Challenge

The summer holidays are almost upon us and so its the time when parents are stating to plan activities to keep the little darlings entertained. We all hope that they will pick up a book or two and spend some time reading this summer.

Most kids don't want to spend the time reading, they would rather spend time off adventuring but why not try them on a summer reading challenge.

The library has re-launched their summer reading challenge. If you take your child into your local library they will set you up with a summer reading challenge pack.

The theme this year is mischief makers and is based on Dennis the Menace and the Beano. Children are encouraged to read any 6 books over the summer holidays. They can choose any books they want. Tilly isn't a very confident reader and so she can choose a book that suits her ability or choose a non fiction book about something she finds interesting with more pictures in.

If they take their reading record sheet into the library after they have read 2 book, they will receive a book mark, after 4 books they will receive more goodies and after their 6th book they will receive a medal to celebrate their success.

My local library is also holding a competition between the local schools and the school who reads the most books collectively with win a trophy. Surprisingly the school that won last year was one of the smaller schools in the area.

I remember taking part in the library reading challenge when I was a child and I really wanted that medal so it did encourage me to read more and it was something that I carried on after doing the summer had ended.

So why not take your children to your local library this summer and encourage them to get lost in a few good books this summer. For more information pop into your local library.

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