Do you have a reluctant reader that does not like summer reading?
Instilling the love of reading in my children has always been a priority to me.
But a bit of a challenge for me.
Each afternoon right after lunch while I am doing the noon dishes, the children all curl up in their special spots in the living room and grab a book from the book basket.
We set the timer for 15 minutes.
I put various different books in the basket ranging from picture books to chapter books usually relating to a themed topic. Sometimes it’s a topic we are studying in history, science, or something I just want them to be exposed to, but just haven’t gotten to it yet.
Book Basket time is purely for enjoyment.
It’s considered a treat in our house.
I do not require them to report to me what they read, but you can guarantee they always are quick to tell me something exciting they read.
I always give them a few minutes to tell me and often ask them a question for them to search for tomorrow.
Book Basket Time Rules:
- No talking or you will be excused
- You may trade in your book for another at anytime
- Only books from the basket are to be read
- You can call a book for tomorrow if you still have it when the buzzer rings
You can put any type of books in your basket. This is a great way to keep your child reading during the summer, too.
A few of the topics we will be reading this summer will be Ancient History, Math living books, character, and Nature topics.
And I just might invest in a new basket since ours has seen better days!
Here is the FREE Summer Reading program lists!
How do you keep your child reading in the summer?