Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Summer Reading Inspirations

Summer is here!  It is important to me that my kids are reading over the summer months.  One of my three children loves to read.  So what can I do to facilitate reading for the other two?  How can I make it easy and fun, and create some form of incentive to get my non-book loving children just as excited?  Well, that is my mission this week.  Here are the amazing ideas I've find online that I'm using to come up with a system that works in our home.  

From creating the space, collecting the books, logging and rewarding... perhaps even throwing a book party?  Lots of great ideas here!  I hope you find some inspiration too!

Some Thoughts on Reading and Kids

at The Activity Mom

Summer Reading
at ListPlanIt

storytime on the couch
Raising Readers
at Mama Smiles

5 a day books
5 a Day Books (for young children)
at The Imagination Tree

Creating a Space for Reading

summer reading teepee
at Tatertots & Jello

Library Book Cart
Library Book Cart DIY
at Ana White

Pallet Reading Nook
at HomeDIT

Audio Book Listening Area
at In Liu of Preschool

Gather a Summer Library

Reading Lists for Babies and Kids
at No Time for Flashcards

childrens books about morals
75 Books that Build Character
at No Time for Flashcards

at We Are Teachers

The Feel Good Book

50 Picture Book Recommendations
at Come Together Kids

Top Summer Books in a Series Picks for ages 3 and up
at Imagination Soup
(Be sure to check out all the other FABULOUS reading resources on her blog!)

Join a Summer Reading Program

How do I participate in Readathon 2012
PBS Kids Readathon 2012
at MemeTales

Summer Virtual Book Club for Kids
Hosted at15 blogs, including Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas & Toddler Approved

Read With Me Summer Reading Challenge
at No Time for Flashcards

Scholastic Summer Challenge

Keeping Track of your Child's Reading

at Dinner, A Love Story

at Simple As That

CreativeMamma Summer Reading Kit

Summer Reading Charts

at Brown Paper Packages

at eighteen25

at Kinderglynn

at Nicole's Classes

at The Princess and the Tot

at Chocolate Cranium

Rewards for Reading

at Life Every Day

at The Teacher Wife

at Martha Stewart

Create Reading "Accessories"

Fun Photo Bookmarks
at Come Together Kids

Reading Strategy Bookmark
Reading Strategy Bookmark
at The Picnic Pals

Page corner bookmark for kids
Page Corner Bookmark
at Oh! Crafts

Host a Book Party

Book Worm Party
at knitty bitties

Darling Glitzy Bookworm Birthday Party
Bookworm Party
at Hostess {with the mostess}

summer reading: backyard book party
Backyard Book Party
at Teach Mama

book swap
Book Swap Party
at Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line

I hope you have found some ideas here to get your kids excited about reading this summer!


  1. I just wanted to let you know that we featured your program over on our blog:

    Thanks again for the fantastic program!!!

  2. This is a wonderful list. I had almost pinned all of them and then decided to pin to your blog.

  3. There is a fantastic, free site called that kids can read books from online (ipad will work). For every book a child reads the org donates a book to a child in a third world country. There are wonderful, quality books on here. Give it a try!

  4. Its been so good reading all this and wonderful ideas


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