Decoda’s Summer Reading – Aliza Dhungana
Date posted: August 9, 2017
“No more classes, No more homework….. It’s summer! Lots of fun, lots of play, and Relax – Relax – Relax. Yay!!”
My seven and half year old daughter Aadhya said this when I picked her up on her last day of school. I thought I seriously needed to plan some fun summer reading activities to sustain her reading skills. But wait a minute… she asked me to take her to the library to join the summer reading club. I was not expecting that her summer fun would include books and journals too.
On our camping trip to Penticton, she carried a bag full of books. She read them aloud to other small kids during their free time and recorded the books she read in her passport.
Kids record the books they read in the passport they get while joining the reading club. They earn stickers after every seven books read and a Super Reader Medal after completing 49 days of reading.
This week we are reading a Junior Novel “Despicable Me” by Annie Auerbach. This book illustrates everything so well – a mix of evil, love and adventure. It’s fun reading together with my young buddy. Moreover, taking the time to read with her helps to foster our relationship. We talk about the process of reading, and work on strategies she can use if she doesn’t understand what she reads and if she doesn’t know how to read complex words.
“The more you read the more things you know. The more you learn the more places you’ll go” –Dr. Seuss