|We have made a Family Reading Challenge icon.|
Big sister thought it would be fun to have this
in our kitchen so that we can remember to read!
My oldest daughter has been setting challenges for herself. Each month the number is slightly getting higher. The funny thing is that for the month of March she set her goal of reading 60 books and she read 82 books. And now she wants to set a challege of reading 60 books again for April but she really wants to set a goal of 85 books. Now that is only three books more than what she read for March, but some reason, adding a higher number to her goal is just too much. I thought that was kind of funny, but the great thing is that she is reading and really the number of books she reads is not the point.
One request that big sister has asked, is that little sister and mamma keep a reading log too. So little sister will be starting her reading log as of April 1. Each night, we will color in the number of books that we read for the day. Now for mamma, I will be keeping my reading log on goodreads (you can see what I am currently reading if you like) and can keep it updated on an ongoing basis. Big sister set my goal of reading 12 books by the end of 2011. Hopefully I will reach my goal but I must admit when I read it is mostly at night, so it is very easy for me to fall asleep (minus browsing through cookbooks and art/craft books).
Currently the one book that I am really excited to read is "Drawing with Children" by Mona Brookes. Mona developed the Monart Drawing Method after she observed what she felt was a state of visual illiteracy among children.
This summer, the girls of sunroom journeys! will be starting the 10-week artwork course that is provided in the lessons of Mona's book. So far, it has been very interesting (and it is keeping my interest). It will be a wonderful 10-week course that I look foward to sharing it with my daughters and watching them grow in their love of doodling, drawing and painting.
We would love to hear from you of what books you are reading in your family, do you have a family reading challenge?