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How are you trying to prevent the summer slide?  We all hear about how kids can lose months of learning over the summer.  We don’t want that, but it is hard to give them “homework” without school.  What ideas are you trying?

Each child is different, and they are all motivated differently.  I have been doing some research (my husband calls it spending time on Pinterest). I thought I would share some of my favorite ideas I came across, and I’ll tell you what I’m doing.  Hopefully, I can point you in a direction that might have something to help motivate your little!!!


Classic Book Log

Childhood 101 shares a classic book log where the child write down the title and author of the book and rates how they liked the book.  I can see kids loving to rate the books that they read.  Plus, it helps you better think about books they will enjoy reading in the future.


Tower of Books

The Thinker Builder shared this amazing idea of a Tower of Books.  When you child reads a books, they write down the book and put it on top of the book before it.  It is a fun way to see your reading knowledge grow!


Penant of books

The Chickabug Blog shared this delightful way of having a reading log but also have the kids draw a little scene of the book.  I love how she incorporates the reading comprehension element!  The colors are super fun too.

While there are lots of great options, in my family, we are doing summer reading log bookmarks.  When my son reads a book, he gets to color in one piece.  When he fills up a bookmark, he earns a reward.  For him, it could be a special trip to the shaved ice stand in town he loves so much.

If you and your family would like to have these bookmarks for your Littles to color as they read this summer, then I have some great news!!!  You can download the pdf with 4 different designs below.

What are you doing to help your Littles beat the summer slide?

Download your coloring summer reading log bookmarks!

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