Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer Reading for Kids

This is my friend Jeremiah's dog Pablo. Pablo loves to read. For this picture, he took 3rd place out of 17 AND he gets his name in a book of his choice and an engraved nameplate in the book forever.

I wonder what book he'll choose?

Just thought I'd share something for fun as we're getting ready to start the summer reading program. We've got one at our local library, but we also do the Barnes and Noble summer reading program, where kids can earn free books by reading. This summer, we'll also be participating in the Heifer Project's Read to Feed program.

During Read to Feed, children (individually or as a group) get sponsors for each book they read during a time frame set by his or her Read to Feed leader. At the end of the program, the group pools its funds and donates them to Heifer International to help Heifer assist millions of families around the world feed their families and reach self-reliance through the gifts of livestock and training.

Happy Reading!


Cyndy said...

I agree with Pablo; Skippy Jon Jones is a fabulous series. I do wish that libraries and bookstores had summer reading programs for adults. Yes, it is very important for children to read - but why? Because it prepares their brains to learn, and teaches them the value of education and of reading, or something like that. Doesn't that also apply to adults? And when kids SEE the adults in their life reading, the kids are even more likely to pick it up. [Plus, I want to earn cool prizes and support Heifer!]

Alicia Gregoire said...

I love that B&N does a summer reading program and that Heifer International one is cool too.

Kristine Asselin said...

Our library DOES have a summer reading program for adults. We can win gift cards and prizes. Pretty cool, huh?

Laura said...

Hi - nice to meet you, just popped over from Talli's blog. This sounds like an amazing way to get kids reading! I was brought up in west Wales and there was a similar thing to get kids reading welsh-language books.
See you again soon

Michelle Teacress said...

Wow, I didn't know about these things. Thanks for the info.

And look at the book that doggie is reading! So funny. :)

Talli Roland said...

Oh, how cute! How wonderful that B&N has a Summer Reading Programme.