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

Summer Challenge Week EIGHT: Make a Splash at the Pool!


Welcome to week EIGHT of Read, Discuss, Do's Summer Challenge! This week is all about making a splash. We hope you'll read some books that feature a swimming pool and make a splash in the pool yourself (just not at the same time!). If heading to the pool or a water park doesn't work for you, use the tub instead! Or run outside in the sprinkler. We're flexible! You could also do a project inspired by one of the books you read. Look back at this post about Jabari Jumps for one idea. Have fun, and don't forget about the hashtag, #RDDSummerChallenge. 

Suggested titles:

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall, a story about a young boy facing his fear of jumping off the diving board. This book may inspire your young readers to make the jump themselves!

1, 2, 3, Jump! by Lisl H. Detlefsen, illusrated by Madeline Valentine is another one about overcoming fear, this time about taking swim lessons. 

The Pool by Stanley Francis, illustrated by Angel Swan is a simple and silly story that is sure to amuse. And the simple text is ideal for beginning readers.