When we were kids, our mom had a summer reading challenge for us each year: read 100 books. They could be whatever kind of book we wanted – picture books, comic books, chapter books – you name it. We kept a running list. I pulled out my favorites (Little Women was a favorite summer read) and was sure to find the newest chapter book in my favorite series (confession: I read every Babysitter’s Club and Sweet Valley High book).
My oldest two kids are fluent readers. They’re just finishing second grade and kindergarten. Getting them to read isn’t hard, but I thought it would be fun to give them a fun summer challenge.
Read 100 books … with a twist.
My kids will be challenged to read all over the house, in many locations outdoors, when we are doing errands or on vacation, and to many different people. Here is the checklist:
So – what do you think? Will your kids go for it? If you’re a teacher you might want to send this home with students for the summer. The printable includes a Spanish version, too!
What summer reading challenge do you have in store for your kids?
P.S. We absolutely love and recommend the LeVar Burton Kids Skybrary app, which you can use on mobile, tablet, or desktop. My kids adore the read alouds and educational videos. It’s great for summer or any time of year!
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