This summer, our local library has been holding the ‘Summer reading challenge’ where children are required to read at least 6 books over the course of the summer holidays. Gemma and Jacob were both really keen to take part in this, and the first day of the summer holidays saw us at the library choosing the first 2 books.
Once they had read 2 books, they then returned to the library, and were rewarded with stickers. After 4 books they got more stickers and a glow in the dark wristband. After 6 books they went back to be awarded with their certificates, and a medal for the completion of the challenge.
Both children loved doing this. They adore the library anyway, and having a goal to work towards really encouraged their reading, even during the holidays. In fact, Gemma exceeded her tagret, and has so far read 12 books this summer. A regular bookworm.
2 very proud children, one very proud mummy AND reading progression from both kids. A real summer winner.
Do your kids like reading? Do you visit your local library?