Summer Reading

My Own Book Club

My husband and I left NY state and headed to the in-laws in Michigan for a week on July 1st. It was a wonderful week! We did lots of things, saw his friends and extended family, and just had a general wonderful time! You can find those adventures HERE!

What I wanted to share, though, was about my 9 yo niece and 8 yo nephew, Molly and Remi. Now, Molly LOVES to read just as much as me. She always has a book to read at grandma’s house. Remi, not so much. But he’s recently found some books that are easy so he likes them.

Last Thursday, they came over while their parents were both at work. I watched them most of the day while my husband and father-in-law worked on his classic car. At one point we all went outside. Remi played some baseball by himself for a while, Molly joined in, then they both came and sat beside me, where I was reading a Merlin book. Molly had brought her book outside and it was on the table where we were. Remi decided to go get his too so we could all read together. I love these kids!

July 2017

Book Video, Summer Reading

100 Birds to Fold & Fly (Video & Links)

100 full-color, tear-out sheets featuring stylish bird artwork – simply tear a page out and follow the simple folding instructions (featured on gatefolds at the front and back of the book) to create one of four different decorative origami birds that fly.

We also have 100 Paper Planes, 100 More Paper Planes, 200 Paper Planes (those 2 combined), 100 Dragons, and 100 Spaceships.

My husband couldn’t resist getting his hands on these paper birds! Check out the video and how simple and easy and fun they are! Which type (planes, dragons, spaceships, or birds) would your household enjoy?

100 Birds to Fold and Fly

100 Paper Planes to Fold and Fly

100 More Paper Planes to Fold and Fly

200 Paper Planes to Fold and Fly

100 Dragons to Fold and Fly

100 Spaceships to Fold and Fly

Book Video

Architect Academy (Video + Link)

From designing a residential street and your perfect play park to learning some of the math skills used by architects, how to read floor plans, and the basics of interior design, the activities in this innovative book encourage imaginative play and problem solving. Includes stickers, a pull-out poster, and press-out game cards.

Find this book HERE.

We also have Engineer Academy, Astronaut Academy, Vet Academy, and Scientist Academy. Do any of these look fun for your hands-on kid?

Meet & Greet

Meet & Greet

I love sharing other people’s stuff! These blog posts/articles about books and reading either made me think or gave me a smile. Go ahead, check them out yourself!

Next, share a link in the comments to a book related blog post, or even someone who always rights about books or reading, children all the way up to adult! Let’s share the love!

And lastly, are you reading any good books? Please tell us about it!

Feel free to re-blog, share on FB, Twitter, etc…. The more it’s shared, the more exposure these bloggers get! 🙂

My Either – Or Book List!

How Books Get Reviews in the New York Times

Beat The Heat Book Beans Pt.1

20 Books of Summer Challenge

On Finishing a Good Book

My Reading Habits

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Bingo – For Kids+ Book Giveaway!

Summer Bingo

Who wants to win a free Usborne book? Who’s kid/grand kid loves to read? You’re in luck! When we have at least 2 people that want to participate, I’ll give out the prize! You have 2 months to work on this. The last day will be August 15th. So, how does it work???

First, join my Facebook VIP group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UBAMwithNIKI/

Next, print off this picture. Snap a picture while each box happens, then put an X through the box! Send me the pictures every Friday of your kids reading on Facebook. For every BINGO you get (down, across, diagonal through center), you’ll get 1 entry into the drawing!
Comment on this same picture in the Facebook group if you’re ready to do this!

 

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