Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Summer Reading for Grade Schoolers

This Reading is Cool journal will help kids keep track of what they read over the summer. Besides recording what they read, they can rate the book and do fun exercises about the characters and situations in the stories.
The Roadtrip activity journal will keep kids busy (and possibly quiet) while you're on Summer vacation. It's got car games (eye spy, the license plate game and auto bingo, of course + a few more you make up as you go). There's lots of space for drawing what you see, and awards to make up for your favorite places (and a couple of nasty restroom awards, too). This journal would be good for one or more than one kids on a family vacation.
And now a word from our sponsor (click on the post title to go to their website):

Did you know that Elementary school children who don't have access to books during Summer vacation will lose up to three months of reading skills learned during the school year? Berwyn C.A.R.E.S. (Citizens Aligned to Renew Education for Students) is collecting gently used books for low income kids in grades K-5 from Districts 98 & 100. You can drop off books at Fly Right from now until the end of the school year. This is a great way to help kids in our community and to recycle your child's outgrown books. It will make your kids feel good to know that they are helping others in need, recycling, and making room for new books of their own.

1 comment:

Laura said...

I SOOOO love these books! I got the reading one for a niece (ok, great-niece)a few years ago. I can't wait till the girls are old enough to use them. And the camping one is super cute too!

And I'm so impressed with Berwyn's C.A.R.E.S. program. What a great idea. I hope you get lots and lots of donations for the kids.