Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime?

Summer break is in full swing around these parts.  On the last day of school, my daughters (4 & 2) were THRILLED that their big brother was going to be home everyday, all day, to play with them.

They play Legos, dress ups, pirates and vikings.  We go to the sprinkler park, swimming lessons, the gym and have play dates with friends.

They are allowed a couple of hours of "screen time" a day.

But in those quiet moments when everyone is tired from a day full of playing, they read.

Seth has always loved reading, and he is good at it.  He is a full year ahead in reading in school.  He reads devours chapter books (How to Train Your Dragon and Diary of a Wimpy Kid are his favorites).  He can't fall asleep at night unless he has read a chapter or two.

Amelia isn't reading yet, but she is starting to figure out words by sounding them out.  She loves to be read to and is a big fan of Fancy Nancy, Pinkalicious and Ramona Quimby.

And of course there is Liberty.  She will sit and listen to books for hours.  She always has been like that.

I am lucky my kids have such voracious appetites for books.  But then again, so do I.

This summer we are reading anything we can get our hands on.  This includes, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, How to Train Your Dragon (books 1-8), Ramona the Pest, Jellybeans (a picture book), Pinkalicious, any Lego book we can find, and whatever else the kids decide they love at the moment.

What are your kids reading this summer?  We are always wanting to add to our reading library and could use some ideas.

Tell me what your kids are reading this summer for a chance to win a Summer Reading Prize Pack from the Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club!

    -  Grand Prize:Pottery Barn Kids’ reading chair and a Marc Jacobs Nylon Tote (for mom!)

    - 5 First Prizes: Personalized Pottery Barn Kids’ Beach Tote


     - Children’s Book-of-the-Month is now featuring the My Summer Reading Series!  Kids receive 2 great books at their door each month all summer.  $6.99 a book PLUS a free $25 Restaurant.com gift card!  Check out the different book series, find a book you love and tell us the book title in the conversation for an extra entry in the contest!

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Children's Book-of-the-Month Club. The opinions and text are all mine.