This year for the iVillage PBS KIDS Summer Reading Community Challenge I took all of the supplies to my son’s preschool. My children love to read and we encourage them to look at books all the time by having books with things they are interested in. For examples, my son loves Angry Birds and his grandparents got him a book about space with Angry Birds in it. So he’s learning as we read to him and excited to learn because it’s in a subject he LOVES.
I talked to his classmates a little bit about reading. I asked them how many of them like to read, or read with their parents and one or two kids raised their hands. Then I looked at Miles and I said, how many kids like Angry Birds, almost every kid raised their hands. So Miles showed them his Angry Bird space book and the kids seemed more interested. I told them that if they read ten books then they can get a free book.
I love his classroom because it’s all done up in Dr. Seuss books. It’s such a creative room inspiring the kids to learn. They had a great year this year and I hope all the kids continue to read with their parents this summer.
The iVillage PBS KIDS Summer Reading Community Challenge begins June 18 and features free literacy-building resources for parents and children designed by the experts at PBS Parents and PBS KIDS. Challenge Coach, Angela Santomero, Creator, Executive Producer and Head Writer of SUPER WHY!, will provide daily reading activity assignments, answer parent questions and offer advice throughout the online event. Guest coaches such as cast members, characters, authors and series creators from PBS KIDS will also provide activities and ideas each week. PBS KIDS will also offer other summer literacy resources on-air and online, with themed weeks airing on PBS KIDS, as well as online tips and resources for parents to use with their children this summer.
We received a kit of PBS KIDS and iVillage summer literacy goodies to hand out to friends at school.