The Importance of Reading

Getting kids off the electronics and into a good book can be a difficult task for most parents now days. Thankfully my three kids are all avid readers most of the time. However, they can still get sucked into the adventure of a video game from time to time! Before you know it, hours have passed and they haven’t been active or read a thing all day! If you feel like your kids get stuck in that rut over the summer and they need a little extra encouragement to work their brains, I encourage you to keep on reading!

Have a child that hates reading? Check out Simple 10 Minute Workouts & Printable Bucket Lists to help keep them engaged and active over the upcoming summer months!

What’s Included in the Bundle

  • Must Read Book Lists

These lists are designed to be used along side the other items in this printable pack! The must read lists are compiled with wonderful reads that are age specific. If your children aren’t huge readers or get bored easily, these book lists will come in super handy over the summer months! Most of the titles on this list have been read in our home, the rest come straight from The Good and The Beautiful book list.

Most books can be checked out at your local library. However, if you are interested in purchasing any of the Usborne Titles , I highly encourage you to contact me for a summer book deal!

  • Doodle Book Marks

With this bundle, you will also get 4 simple and easy to personalize book marks! These book marks are customizable, as they can be colored or doodled on. I highly suggest either printing on thick card stock or printing on regular paper, then laminating after coloring.

If you love the idea of laminating, but don’t know where to shop check out the one we use in our homeschool – Fellowes Laminator. After doing laminating projects for many years,  I have tried a handful of styles and brands. This is hands down, the best I’ve ever tried!

  • Reading Goals & Reward Cards

You will also get the easy to use reading goals sheets, where your children can set their own reading goals for the summer! Once goals have been reached, you will get the chance to pull out the reward cards!

These cards can easily be hole punched and attached to a special treat, $5 bill, or even a new book to read! Whatever method you choose, just make sure it’s a motivating one for your child!

The goal here is to keep them reading all summer long. Your kids can fill up one sheet, or ten sheets! Simply set goals, encourage reading, reward all goals met and most importantly… make reading fun again!

A Fun Bonus

Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. That’s why I chose to create this bonus list! If your child loves video games or movies, this could be an easy way to encourage them to enjoy a handful of other things before engaging in electronics.

The “Do This First” list is a small list that can easily be laminated, hung on the fridge, or reprinted as a daily checklist. It’s just meant to be a simple reminder for them to enjoy life, get creative, and make their brains work before they choose to zone out.

It’s the perfect add on to the summer reading package, but also works great as a standalone!



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