Reading while doing groceries
She enjoys reading to herself, but she also enjoys reading to others. Especially other kids.
Reading to Cousin Friden
Really, she's going to read anyway, why not try to earn a few free books while she's at it? There are a few summer reading programs going on, and Emma will be participating in them.
Barnes and Noble-
For the B&N program, Emma needs to read 8 books, and track them on the form provided. Once she finishes, she can submit her completed form and pick out a new book from a list of selected titles. There are actually a few on there that Emma is really interested in, so yeah!
Emma doesn't even have to read for this one. She just needs to visit the library 8 times between June 1st and August 15th. The library does recommend that she read 6 books over the summer, but she isn't required to keep a list (though she is anyway). Even though we will be gone for almost all of June, I still think this will be very doable. After she turns in her completed form, she gets to choose a paperback book sometime between Aug 1-15.
For the Hastings program, Emma will only get a 20% off coupon, but hey, it's still pretty cool. She just needs to read and track 6 books for this one. Easy Peasy.
That are lots of other reading programs out there (you can find a list here). Do you know of any others?
None of the programs have stipulations as to what she reads, and I don't really either. A books a book, 5 minutes of reading is 5 minutes of reading. For the BJU Press reading program, even "attentive listening to audio books" count. Score! She listens to one or two of those a day.
So far, Emma has ready for 100 minutes (we started keeping track on the 20th). She easily reads 25 minutes a day, some days more. It's part of her evening routine. We will add them to the book posts we have already been doing.
So, we are looking for suggestions. What are your favorite kids books (or your kids favorite books)?