Ah, summertime! It’s what my kidlets look forward to all year. Two solid months of fun, excitement and no stress. Days filled with playing, hanging out with friends, swimming, making crafts and eating lots of ice cream. Hearing about my kidlet’s daily adventures makes me wish I could be a kid again – having a pretty-much carefree summer instead of going to work everyday.
However, as many of you moms out there would agree, while I want my kidlets to enjoy their break, I don’t want them to suffer from “summer slide.” That’s what happens when young minds sit idle for weeks at a time without any learning instruction. To help avoid this, I enrolled both the kidlets in our local library’s summer reading program.
Each of my kidlets – my son is almost seven, my daughter is 4½ – got their own personalized reading log. We keep the logs hung up on the bulletin board in our kitchen for easy access.