If you want to get into reading this summer with like minded people, then join this blog and get busy reading. I posted a comment of some of the things we do around here. Visit this blog and join.
Here is what we do around here...
We are doing lots of reading this summer. More so now, which is has been fun. Here are some spots, ideas on how we do it around here.
The dining room. Never a room for play or rough housing. Books are piled up and we go into the dining room and everyone sits quietly reading. It's no hard fast rule, it's just a general location since we all seem to be den animals and love being in each other's space.
Before nap and bedtime, the two year old goes into his crib with a pile of books. While he is looking at picture books, the 4 & 6 year old get to choose two story books each. I give up any agenda's in my home and just lay on the floor and read for about 45 minutes, doing double time as they are both present. Hubby will typically finish up with the 2 year old and read him a book and tuck him in.
I take time to read while everyone is napping. I will sit out on the porch in my favorite chair with the sunshine and read. Often the six year old will come and join me with a book. I tell him this is mommy's quiet time, so he goes and gets a book and tries to be quiet.
I hope this helps with some ideas. We are in, we are joining and we love reading in our home. Little ones can even write book reports. The title and author of the book.
My older children are already passionate about reading, so I don't need to encourage or challenge them. They are often putting new reads in front of me. I also like taking lots of notes in church on Sunday's and then exploring more deeper the scripture base of Sunday's sermon. That gets me reading my Bible more too. So jump on into the pages of summer excitement and fun.
Oh yes, I think reading blogs counts for my reading time.