I have a confession to make. Over the past month I’ve been lax on the home reading. At a time when Olivia’s just learned the basics, and now needs to practice, practice, practice we’ve just been doing other things.
As a way to get back on track, and encourage reading through the summer, a friend suggested that we sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club, through our local library. We love lists, so one of the things I’m looking forward to making our way through the Top 20 Recommended Reads for Summer Playtime, and seeing Olivia continue to form a love of reading, information and inherent curiosity.
We spend a lot of time at our local library during the summer. The fun (and free) programming, interactive classes and the change of scenery from the playground make it a regular request from the kids during the summer months.
TD Summer Reading Club
The TD Summer Reading Club makes it easy for kids to keep reading all summer long by connecting families with books, inspiring a sense of play through reading, building confidence and celebrating accomplishments.
Parents can simply register their child at their local library to get access to free incentives and resources, including: a summer reading kit including a reading notebook, 12 collectible stickers, and a fun ‘fortune teller’ to help kids set their reading goals, track their progress and explore the benefits of reading.
A great way to encourage kids to read, and develop that love of reading in children, it’s also free – because there’s enough costs that come with summer. A few trips to the library over the summer months to take part in the reading club programming, choose books, and interact with other children and it’s simple to foster a love of reading.
Sign up for TD Summer Reading Club
Every year more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada offer family-friendly programs to help 700,000 children continue to read throughout the summer. Last year, there were more than a million books read through the program. To take part, find a local participating library, here.
After you’ve visited the local library to sign up for the summer reading club, kids can gain access to www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca where they can discover new books to read, write reviews of books, get access to ebooks and play games, read jokes and take part in online activities and games.