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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Little Summer Reading List

Now that it is summer, and homeschooling is on a break for the next few months, we have been finding other great ways to "learn". My littles think that since it is summer that no learning is going on. Boy are they wrong! They haven't figured it out that their mama is very sneaky. I can't let them go three months without learning. The teacher inside me loves learning way to much, not to mention I don't want to have to reteach them the same old things some September. So what do I do to sneakily get some learning in? Well we spend 30 minutes a day reading of course!


 In just 30 minutes a day we are able to practice our reading and spend some quality time together too. We take turns reading. I read a few books and then both Keagan and Libby take turns reading to me. They love it as do I. We make weekly trips to the library, where my littles pick out books to their hearts content. This is a great summer activity to do. It cost nothing and gives us something to do each day of the week. We get to read! I am going to periodically share the books we are reading this summer. Hopefully inspiring you also to grab a good book, curl up on the couch, and have some one on one little reading time. Seriously so much fun. My kids love it!

We are also participating in our Library's Reading Program. My kids can win prizes from time spent reading. At the end of the summer, if they get all their reading hours in, they can receive tickets to the Aquarium where we live. My kids can't wait! Check out your local library and see what story times and reading programs they have for littles during the summer. This is a free activity for littles and a great way to keep those little minds working and growing this summer. Also if you have some suggestions for book titles, comment. I am always looking for fun books to read with my littles. I am always up for book ideas!

Now onto my Little Reads for this month:

This list is for ages 2-10

Tea For Ruby 
by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

Too Many Toys
by David Shannon

How I Became a Pirate 
by Melinda Long

Fancy Nancy: Hair Do's and Don'ts
by Jane O'Connor

The Night Before Summer Vacation
by Natasha Wing

Once a Mouse
by Marcia Brown

Blueberries For Sal
by Robert McCloskey

LMNO Peas 
by Keith Baker

Shark vs Train
by Chris Barton

Lucky Beans
by Becky Birtha

Children Make Terrible Pets
by Peter Brown

The Black Book of Colors
by Menena Cottin

The Amazing Adventures of Bumblee Boy
by Jacky Davis

Grace For President
by Kelly Dipucchio

So there you have it. Just a few books I have enjoyed reading with my littles this past week.
So grab a book and a snuggle with your littles today.

Happy Reading!

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  1. Have you checked out Julie Andrews new book? The Very Fairy Princess. It came out last month and sounds adorable!

  2. Thanks for posting these! I put a few on hold for my kids at the library!

  3. Thanks for posting these great books. What a great idea for summer, I am adding visiting the library to my to do list.
    How old are you kids? I have a 4 and 2 year old

  4. Great list of books! We love going to the library too. Thanks for sharing this on Hey Mom, Look What I Did on Adventures In Mommy Land!!

  5. What a great list! We need to look for Too Many Toys!

  6. That looks like a fun selection of books, I like the look of the one called "too many toys" I can definitely identify with that one!

    Thanks for linking to Sunday Showcase


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