Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer of One Thousand Books

Our family has created a summer bucket list.  In addition to lots of fun day trips, art projects, and volunteering in our community, we set a goal to read ONE THOUSAND BOOKS this summer.  There are ten weeks of summer break, so that translates to about 14 books a day or 100 a week.  

 To help us reach our goal, and stay inspired, we are participating in several wonderful Summer Reading Programs.

1-Mommy and Me Book Club was invited to participate in the Readathon 2012 sponsored by PBS Kids and Meme Tales.

 Please go and sign up for this wonderful program and help your kids avoid the Summer Slide.  

*When you sign up for Meme Tales, you get 20 FREE Downloads of children's eBooks. 

*Every week, for 6 weeks, your children will get access to 3 new theme-based eBooks from Meme Tales.    You can access these on your computer, iPhone, or tablet and borrow them for the whole week! 

*Mommy and Me Book Club (and many of my very favorite Kid's Lit Bloggers) will be sharing activities inspired by these books, so you can extend the learning experience.

*For EVERY child that registers for the Readathon 2012, MemeTales will donate one meal to Food for Education!  So not only will you be helping your own children, you will be feeding hungry children! #readforgood

2-As mentioned in a previous post, Mommy and Me Book Club is participating in the Summer Virtual Book Club!  On Monday, our Mo Willems linky will go live.  I can't wait to see what everyone has created!

3-We are also part of the Educator's Spin On It Summer Reading Book Exchange.  It is kind of like a pen pal, but WAY COOLER!  We choose a favorite book, create fun activities to go with the book, and mail all the supplies to do those activities and the book to a friend!  Mommy and Me in a Box.  How fun is that?  We are putting the final touches on our box, and will mail it off this weekend!   We are sending one of my favorite books...and we have never featured it before on our blog!

What are your family's reading goals for the summer?  I'd love to hear about them!


Kim Vij

We're so glad to have you on board for our Love Books Summer Book Exchange! Can't wait to see what you receive and what you've mailed out. Looking forward toreading right along with you this summer at our house. What a goal to reach of 1000, I'll be following along to see how you do!

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