No more teachers! No more books!
I have a few ideas for what I want to read, but I don't know if they'll be in the right order or if they'll be the right length. I want to read something that's a little more challenging than the usual light fiction, so I'm thinking of starting with something like The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen or The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. And then maybe go on to something more difficult, like The World According to Garp or Empire Falls by Richard Russo. I am also interested in exploring sources like https://youressayreviews.com/is-edubirdie-legit/ which I could utilize later. But then again, maybe not. Maybe my choices will just be too narrow. Maybe all I really need is something light, easy and entertaining; maybe all I need is some escapist entertainment over the summer months until school starts up again in September.
I task my children with reading the instructions for a new toy they get, a recipe we are making together or signage while we're out running errands. Reading doesn't have to be "by the book"...there are SO many opportunities for reading without making it seem like a chore or a must-do. Like basilandcatnip, we also joined our library's Summer Reading program. It offers a great opportunity for reward and motivation, plus there's a huge selection of books ready for us to discover. Last night we spent an hour inside Barnes and Noble. My children loved the self-discovery and the opportunity to find more books by their favorite authors. It was just a time of quiet exploration that had us leaving with exuberance!
The local library always has a Summer Reading Program for the kids. Not only are the kids encouraged to read books but each week the library has activities (puppet shows, yo-yo masters, animal wranglers that bring and teach about animals) that tie in with the program. The library also puts out an assortment of books each week on a special display to encourage trying new subjects they've just learned about. And.... they also can earn prizes. Our library prints out book markers with varying lists, from what others are reading by age group, award winners by age group, librarians suggestions etc.
Do you like fiction in the summer?