Saturday, July 31, 2010

Summer Reading Program

We participated in the Summer Reading Program at our library again this summer. At first, I wasn't too thrilled about it. For one, the rewards were stickers.


Okay, stickers aren't bad. But, they seemed lame to the kids compared to last year's prizes.

Secondly, to get the grand prize (which was the SAME medal as last summer) you had to read/be read to for 20 hours total in about 60 days. Adam reads more than an hour a day, but Grace has a hard enough time sitting for 15 minutes. 1,200 minutes total was a lot for her. Mike pointed out, though,that we have family scripture reading every night, and that with our "learning time" reading every day, she would be fine.

So, we decided to do it.

They both earned their stickers and medals. Yay!

The library held a party today, ending the program. If the kids wore their medals they earned, they got a FREE pass to the science museum here! We've been wanting to go for awhile, but it's a little pricey. But free passes? Score!

We made book bags, ate cake, and played games.

Oh, and got our free passes!

Can you tell I'm excited about the free science pass factor?

I am.

We had a lot of fun today!

We are still working on the Barnes and Noble summer reading program (kids in 1st through 6th grade get a FREE book if they read any 8 books) and The Book of Mormon Reading Challenge (kids ages 2-17 get a $5 or $10 gift code for Deseret Book - sweet! - for reading The Book of Mormon for 30 or 60 days) .

I LOVE summer reading programs! Adam, Grace, and Josh LOVE reading/being read to anyways, but it's always fun to be rewarded for hard work!


Kathy said...

Yay Adam and Gracie! (and Mom and Dad). I am so glad you like to read!

Grammy Suzzy said...

Oh, my goodness...Papa and I are so very very proud of you. Adam, you are such a good reader all ready, and it is super that you did all that reading on your summer break! And Grace...what a BIG thing for a three year old (almost four year old) girl to do! We LOVE your medals and we can't wait for you to show them to us when we come to visit!!! And what a super reward: The Science Museum!