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Many libraries offer summer reading programs that feature a variety of fun themes and are designed to help foster summer learning and the discovery of new interests and flights of imagination through reading. Why not create your own program, tailored to your child’s reading level and interests? With Bookboard, it’s easy!
In addition to fun themed suggestions, many summer reading programs offer children opportunities to chart their progress. One of my favorite summer reading programs as a kid had a sky theme and marked our reading progress with paper kites bearing our names that were hung around the library. With each book read, another length of yarn was added to our kite strings. Of course I worked toward having a really long string by the end of the summer.
Bookboard builds in both the theme and the progress aspects of the best reading programs. Reading suggestions are sometimes grouped around a theme, such as 12 Books for Summer Reading (above) or Books About Outer Space (below). Children can also choose their next books based on personalized suggestions. Progress is clearly marked in a playful way that encourages achievement and healthy competition with oneself.
If you’ve already signed up for a summer reading program, perhaps you can incorporate Bookboard’s books. If you haven’t signed up for a reading program, or if you wish to continue your own throughout the year, Bookboard is the perfect companion.
Enjoy your summer reading and the adventures you discover!
Here are some graphics from past and present summer reading programs around the U.S. to further inspire you.