William loves books; at 8 months old we were already reading books over and over again! So, I figured we could enroll him, too. The program was already half way through, but children only had to read 10 hours. I figured we could still do it.
And we did! Just a few days before we flew to Minnesota, we walked over the library with our reading log of 600 minutes and claimed our prize! A canvas book bag!
William with his first reading prize!
What did we spend 10 hours reading?
- Mr. Brown Can Moo. Can You?
- Baby Baa-Baa
- Toes, Ears & Nose
- On the Night You Were Born
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- The Quiet Cricket
- I Love you Through and Through
- Go Baby Go!
- Baby Colors
- Baby Be Nice
- Berenstain Bears Go Out To Eat
And a few others
We also made it a habit of walking to the library once a week and picking out a few new books to read. They had a weekly drawing for prizes for those in the Summer Reading program, so that was a good motivator!
The program has finished, but we haven't stopped reading. I'm hoping reading remains one of William's favorite things to do throughout his life.