First, I want to thank everyone who participated in the first ever Build Your Library Summer Read-a-thon! I had a lot of fun and I hope you enjoyed it as well. This afternoon, my daughter and I divided up the participants by age group, and put the names into a mug. Very scientific, I know. … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Winners!"
This week’s theme is all about books – so how about going on a Book Scavenger Hunt? You can do this at home if you have a good amount of books, or take it to the library or local bookstore. This is a great way to find new books or rediscover old favorites. Download … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Activity Week 10"
This is it everyone – the last week of the Read-a-thon! I hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have! I just want to remind you – if you signed up before the read-a-thon began, and you want to be entered into the prize drawing this Friday (Aug. 16), then you need to … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Week 10 Theme"
This week’s theme is Science and Math – there are so many fun ways to “play” with these academic topics! One of our favorite sources for science experiments is Steve Spangler Science. There are TONS of videos of experiments divided up by topic. Studying magnetism? Watch the video about magnetic money. Weather? make s’mores in … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Week 9 Activites"
Just a reminder- there are only 2 weeks left – the Read-a-thon will end next week on Friday the 16th of August. If you signed up before the read-a-thon began, and you want to be entered into the drawing to win a prize, you need to leave a comment with your or your child’s name, … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Week 9 Theme"
The theme this week is Famous People and Famous Places, so here’s some fun ideas to help you explore the theme: World Landmarks Puzzles – This website is a lot of fun if you enjoy puzzles. There are 50 landmarks that you can learn a little bit about and then you can complete a puzzle of … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Week 8 Activities"
How is your reading going? Just a reminder, if you want to enter the writing contest, you have a few more days to submit a story! Just get it submitted by midnight (eastern time) on July 31. Now for this week’s theme reveal….. Famous People and Places The world is full of fascinating people … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Week 8 Theme"
What is it that makes a fantasy story great? Is it the element of mythology? A world completely different from our own? A touch of magic mixed into a reality similar to our own? When I think of fantasy, I think of mythological creatures (elves, ents, fairies and trolls), magic and wizardry, a completely different … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Writing Contest!"
We’re plugging right along with our Read-a-thon. This week’s theme is a fun one, full of make believe and wonder. Dragons, Fairies and Magic The fantasy realms can be so much fun for children because ANYTHING can happen! Talking animals, witches and wizards, fairies and dragons – anything goes. Here are some ideas to … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon: Week 7 Theme"
Since this week’s theme is Family, why not spend some time learning about your own family history? Learning about your family history, teaching your children about the past, their ancestors and family origins can be a rewarding adventure. While researching your family tree can be a very complicated and time consuming hobby there are plenty … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Activity: Family Tree"