There’s only a couple school days left here in Canada, and then it’s time for summer activities, camps, and playing outside! While I’m happy to have 2 months of freedom from making school lunches, I don’t want my school-age daughter to get too distracted from learning. One thing that I’d like to keep constant over the summer is her reading. At 6, she is an avid reader, yet I’m afraid that the slacking on an established program might delay her skills. My plan is to set aside all her books that she is able to read herself and devote a little ‘bookworm’ time each day.
Thanks to Scholastic Canada, my daughter received a selection of new books, which are perfect for reading this summer break. She was excited to receive all the titles, just to dive into a never-before story! While each has it’s strong points as stories, I am most relishing in the fact that she can read them all independently. It’s good idea to equip yourself this summer with some new books, to keep that reading spark alive!
Here are her favorites:
The Underpants Zoo
by Brian Sendelbach
There is a new zoo in town—one that will keep you hysterically laughing until the last page! Find out what kind of underwear each animal in the zoo wears. A wonderful and different look at everyone’s favourite animals!
Meow Said The Cow
by Emma Dodd
It’s a noisy morning in the barnyard: roosters crowing, cows mooing, mice squeaking! And the farmer’s cat has had enough. With a flick of his tail, the cat casts a spell and the barnyard is turned upside-down. The chickens are oinking, the sheep are barking, and the sheepdog can only let out a confused “Baa?” It’s not long before the animals figure out who’s to blame…
Give Me Back My Dad!
by Robert Munsch
Cheryl and her dad know the very best spot for ice fishing. But they’d better watch out, because the fish have other plans…
My daughter and I both love titles by Robert Munsch, it’s one of only 3 authors she actually collects. So, this one is a huge favorite with her!
Do you have book recommendations for my daughter, starting Grade 2 this fall?