Reading Road Trip: A Visit to a Museum

If you’ve been traveling along with us this summer, we’ve arrived at STOP SIX of our Read, Discuss, Do! Summer Reader Road Trip. It’s a museum adventure! If this is your first week with us, you can still grab our map  and join us for an epic summer reading adventure. You can find other  printable resources here . For this week’s theme, the focus is on books that include a museum as a backdrop or any nonfiction and/or other educational book that catch’s your child’s interest. Art, science, math, history…you name it! What museums are in your area? If possible, take your children to visit a local museum and learn something new. If not, use the library as your museum and look up facts about topics of interest. READ : Any books that features a museum, or any nonfiction or educational book. Featured Book : Dakota Crumb Tiny Treasure Hunter by Jamie Michalak and illustrated by Kelly Murphy. This is a picture book about a tiny mouse that hunts for treasure at night in a huge museum. With the t

The Read, Discuss, Do SUMMER CHALLENGE!

It's the official launch day for Read, Discuss, Do!'s new home on the web! Thank you for dropping by! We are all set to kick off the fun with a SUMMER CHALLENGE aimed at getting you and the young readers in your life (offspring, grandkids, day care tots?) engaging together through book-inspired discussions and activities! 

This is not your ordinary summer reading program. There's no need to keep a log or count pages or track minutes spent reading. This challenge is all about sharing books and engaging in book-related fun while strengthening connections between readers and, yes, keeping your kids reading through the summer. What better way to prevent the "summer slide"? 

Your challenge then, should you choose to accept it, is as follows: 

  • Look for the weekly theme, shared each Friday from June 4 to August 13. The themes will be shared here on the website, in our newsletter and on social media (Instagram and Twitter).
  • Each week, READ a book (or several) inspired by the theme with the children in your life. We'll recommend a few titles each week, but they are only suggestions. 
  • DISCUSS the books you read! Some general discussion topics could be: favorite characters, alternate endings, favorite part of the story, favorite illustration, if/how you can relate to the characters or situations, etc.
  • DO a fun activity each week inspired by that week's reading. These activities are totally up to you and can be as simple as drawing a picture or as epic as going on a real life adventure. 
  • Share the fun on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #RDDSummerChallenge.
Plan to join in the fun? Let us know in the comments! At the end of the summer challenge you'll earn a certificate for you and your young readers and have a chance to enter a giveaway. Commenting on this post is not required, but we would love to hear from you.

Have fun reading, discussing, and doing! 



Love this, Becky! Such a great idea!
Karen Condit said…
This is great! Way to shake up the usual summer-reading-log idea. The "doing" is the best part...beside the reading ;)!