Summer Reading Club

8 08 2011

Finding ways to spend your vacation is half the fun of summer. But after many, many days without school sometimes you may find yourself bored. Well, writer Jenny Rosenstrach was taught by her mother that “Only boring people get bored”.

Have you ever thought about the challenge of a summer reading list? Jenny has playfully created a point system to encourage her children to entertain themselves with fabulous books whether it be a picture book, a chapter book or even a comic book. After reading a few books and obtaining a specific number of points, her child will be able to collect prizes. Here is Jenny’s detailed account of her Summer Book Club.

Scholastic gives kids the task of logging the minutes that they read not just how many books that are completed. Scholastic invites kids to Read for the World Record and attempt to have the name of their school placed in the 2012 Scholastic Book of World Records.

If you’d like a list from Scholastic of books for ages 3-5 click here!

Ages 6-7? Click here!

Ages 8-10? Click here!

Ages 10-12? Click here!

Take a look at how we use children’s stories here at the Museum.

Everyday at ACM we have multiple Story Time sessions when a gallery educator gets the chance to choose a couple of their favorite stories and reads them to a group of visitors.

Today the Gallery Educator, Allison, read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr., Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems, and Is Your Mama a Llama? by Steven Kellogg and Deborah Guarino.

The kids really enjoyed Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Allison says she “loves when they get involved”. Different stories are read everyday. If you’d like to visit us and hear a good story, let us know what your favorite is!

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