Monday, July 14, 2008
Home Spun comic strip #245
Our libraries offer a summer reading game every year. Each library does it differently, but all offer prizes based on how many books the children read over the summer. The intention is to get children reading more. The thing is, most of these programs top out at 50 books. If your child read The Hobbit in a week when she was eight years old, this isn't particularly challenging. It was useful for my more reluctant reader, Chase, who was all about the prizes and read for the pleasure of getting something. I signed up Sierra for the reading game this year hoping to inspire her to learn to read. We'll have to see how that goes.
Now if I could just find a summer writing game, I would be set.