I love reading, I love lists, I love children's books. So this is pretty much my heaven right here. A summer reading challenge for the kiddos! I saw this over at Sweet Turtle Soup and had to participate. It's pretty easy peasy. Check out the original post if you want to learn more.
We are a book loving family and summer reading is especially important. It helps your kids focus better when they go back to school, it helps them keep their skills sharp and it also instills a lifelong love of literature (say that 5 times fast). I hope one day they'll look back on our summers together and remember a lot of lazy cuddling in front of fans on hot days reading away.
We started off our reading challenge with some adorable animals in 'Found You, Little Wombat!' by Angela McAllister. It's just as cute as it sounds. Little Wombat wants to play hide and seek but doesn't have the attention span for it and gets himself lost in a storm. My kids loved this enough to read it every day this week.
Next up- some classic storytelling with The Princess and the Pea. Now, I am a stone cold feminist and I don't do well with classic princess stories because I don't think most of them send a good message to little girls and the Princess and the Pea is certainly one that seems iffy to me. So we followed this book up with the How It Should Have Ended version of the story, which is funny AND teaches a better lesson, I think.
Last for this week, we read Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and I have to say, it is one of the cutest stories we've read in a while. It's funny, narrative, interesting and has very cool illustrations. My kids love it and think it's hilarious.
Our challenge so far looks like-
And that's that! We'll be back with more soon! And hopefully some fun reading activities.