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Summer reading programs 2015

We are now in the middle of summer and I just realized I didn’t share about summer reading programs! Here in Hawaii, each state library is nearly done with their summer reading program. This year’s theme is Superheroes! It’s been a blast so far!

Each state library tracks the summer reading program participants separately. So, we have been going to the Mililani and Pearl City libraries. I have also managed to take my son to the summer reading program at Schofield Barracks, which has been fun, as well. Schofield Barracks theme is “Read to the Rhythm”. Both themes offer prizes for reading related to the theme, more or less. We will share what our prizes were when it’s all said and done, so check back in a couple weeks!

My 6 year old and I started the program in week 2, but have been attending every week since. We have gotten many prizes for reading about various adventures from “Where is the Green Sheep?” by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek to “Play with Your Food” by David G Detrick, Jr.

 I highly recommend both and everything in between and around these for young children! My son LOVED these!

Usually, he picks a book and we read it together (which really means I read the words and he describes the pictures). But he surprised me with “Where is the Green Sheep?” When he started reading! Here’s a clip of him reading to ME!

My child started kindergarten barely knowing his alphabet and now that it’s over, I’m in shock! A lot can happen in kindergarten! Wow! I was thrilled that soon he will be reading on his own for summer reading and I can focus on my own!

Two weeks left of summer reading! I wonder what other adventures we will go on?