Summer Reading for My First Grandson
June 03, 2011
This is my first year for Summer Reading Program in a long time. Both of my children are grown, but now, there is the first grandchild. So, since I work part-time at the library, I am reading to my grandson so he can get that first free book. After all, grandma is cheap and all about the free stuff.
So each week when I watch "the boy", we try to read 5-7 board books. For me, the trick is trying to read and keep him occupied without him biting the actual book I am reading. So far, we have completed half of one list and hope to get through all three lists to get three free books before the end of summer.
He really enjoys the shorter books and the ones with rhymes. Sometime I even sing the rhymes, and that keeps him occupied longer. At this age, he has yet to discern my not-so-great singing voice.
MCPL has a good selection of board books in the children's section of each library. We especially enjoyed Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Bear of my Heart, and Peekaboo Bunny.
I hope reading to my grandson at an early age will help him develop a love for books like grandma and granddad, and that he will want to visit the library all the time like my own children. However it works out, I figure I am building a memory.