Friday, June 3, 2011

Summer Reading Plans

Do you have any?  I don't have any specifics figured out but reading to and with my children (and maybe some personal reading) is a definite must this Summer.  And yep, school is out, and summer is rolling (well not officially), the time is now. 

Our library has a Summer Reading Program where kids get prizes for reading 3 hours each week.  I am sure that many libraries do something similar.  I plan on signing up like I did last Summer only maybe being a little more consistent about it. ;) We read but we didn't make it to the library as often has we should have.

With that said, THIS has got my head churning.  For me and my kids.  I love it. The Friend is so "smart" I mean really. Yea, we hold a short family scripture study and yea we hold weekly Family Home Evenings but a simple Gospel reading schedule meant just for little ones.  Perfect.  Yea, there will be If You Give a Pig a Pancake, and Fancy Nancy, and The Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar...but the Friend, the Scriptures, the Articles of Faith.  Oh, this will be good.

What are your plans? How do you keep your kids brains fired up and pages turning? 

3 comments:

Michelle said...

I love the Friend, too. We read it at breakfast and it gets us all laughing and starts the day out great. I can't wait until my kids are old enough for library summer reading programs!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Oh yay. Love this. Perfect for summer Sundays. :)

Naomi said...

Yep, the Friend is an awesome magazine!! I was reading the same article and started wondering what I could do to encourage more reading in our house!! If you come up with anything else, please share!!!