This summer at The HomeStyle, I am hosting a Read-Aloud Book Club. I’m pretty excited about this! Anyone can participate, and you can do as much or as little as you and your family want and can fit into your schedule.
Here’s how it works:
Each month will have a theme. I will announce the theme at or a little before the start of each month. This announcement will include a list of recommended books that go along with the theme. There will be two age groups that the recommended groups will target: 7 and under, as well as 8-12. (I would love to include older kids too, but since none of my kids have reached that point, I feel pretty out of my league to make any recommendations for that age group. ) Feel free to pick and choose through the list as well as throw out some ideas of your own. We’ve also added a list of books for parents to read, too, if you’re interested. In all the lists, I’d love to hear your suggestions for great books that we can all enjoy.
After the initial week (in which, I hope we are all able to gather together a good stack of books for the month) I will post a few activity suggestions to supplement the books we are reading. The activities will be relatively broad so that even if you are not able to (or interested in) reading each of the recommended books, your kids should be able to relate to and enjoy the activities. Some will be geared at learning more about the theme, and others will be purely for fun.
At the end of the month, there will be a place here on The HomeStyle where you can link up photos of you and your kids doing the activities or reading as well as a forum for everyone to discuss their thoughts on the books. If you have your own blog, I would love to have you write a post about your experience and link it into our end of the month Book Club Party. There will also be prizes and other fun things at the end!
I hope you will join me in this summer’s Read-Aloud Book Club! Here are the themes we’ve had so far: