Before you know it, summer will be here. As a former teacher, I know that for some students the long break from school sometimes means a long break from reading. My son is just starting to recognize sight words, but he loves books. I want to encourage that excitement for reading during the summer, even though he won’t have preschool during the week.
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My son was so excited for the scrap paper and cereal box journal I made for him last month, that I decided to make him a special journal just for keeping track of the books he borrows from the library this summer. I hope it makes him even more excited to read, so he can fill it up with pictures from each of the stories.
To make a Child’s Library Book Journal, you will need:
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scrap paper or cardstock, cut to the same size
You can use up any paper or cardstock you have in your stash to make this library book journal. The more colorful the better! I used PSA Essentials’ Rocket stamps to decorate the cover of his library journal, but you could also allow your child to decorate his own cover.
Punch a hole for the o-ring through the cover of the journal. Use that hole as the template to punch through the rest of the pieces of scrap paper.
Thread the o-ring through the holes and close. As your child finishes each book, give him a prompt for his journal (or let him create his own idea). I have made a list of possible journal ideas and shared it below. At the end of the summer, your child will have a record of all the great stories he read!
Come back later in the week for the quick and easy tutorial for the T-Shirt Tote Bag we will be bringing with us on our library trips this summer!
What was your favorite book when you were growing up?
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