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Summer Reading Program

Posted on: July 6, 2013

Our local library is running a summer reading program for kids of all ages.  I signed M up for it.

Read 10 books by August 15th and they give out a prize.

I borrowed two books when I signed up for the program.

Excitedly, I tried to show M the books.

She took one of the books, opened it somewhere in the middle, and then closed it saying, “thee enn” (the end).

She took the other book, and did the same thing.

Not what I was picturing..

I guess, in my head, I was picturing this picture perfect scenario in which she would see the books, sit on my lap, and we would read them.  In this scenario, she would excitedly turn the page, look at me with loving eyes, and just enjoy every second of our reading adventure.

If I haven’t learned it yet, NOTHING is how you envision it “picture perfectly” when you have a toddler.

We’ve had the books for a few days now.  She’s getting used to having them around and she’s actually enjoying one of them.  I’m going to renew the check out for that book and get her some new ones soon.

I hope to participate in this summer reading program every year.

Do any of you have your children participating in a summer reading program?  What sort of books to you check out for a toddler?



2 Responses to "Summer Reading Program"

I make sure to try to get all the interactive books. Like the ones that play music, make animal sounds, or are flip books. I have 2 books of nursery Rhymes, I sing to her each page. lol. Those are fun!

How fun! The previous kids I nannied for took part in the summer reading program at their local library. We set a specific time every day when they would sit down and read their books. 🙂

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