With the exception of last year M has taken part in every Summer Reading Challenge at our local library and has enjoyed collecting all the stickers. This years event ties in with 100 years of Roald Dahl and has to be my favourite so far. They really seem to have pushed the boat out this year.
The minute we walked into the library there was a Roald Dahl themed treasure hunt to complete which M raced through super fast, he loves a good treasure hunt. He then received a beautiful folder to record his favourite books with three collector cards (he’ll get three more when we go back for more books), a BFG bookmark and a pair of 3d glasses. The collector cards all have activities on the back and some are scratch and sniff.
You only need to read 6 books over two visits to complete the challenge which is fairly easy to achieve at this age (7) as the books he picks tend to be a mixture of lengths, I imagine the challenge will be harder for older children reading only chapter books.
M chose 8 books today (although two of them don’t really count as stories) and has read three already. Not to be outdone, L (almost 2) chose 13 books. Although you’re only allowed a max of 12 from our library so M put one of them on his card for her, he’s a good big brother.
You can find out more about this years summer reading challenge at bigfriendlyread.org.uk
Will you’re kids be taking part this year?