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Summer Reading! #cbias #shop


Do you take a break from formal homeschooling over the summer? We always do, but my two children, ages 9 and 14, are far from bored! They take part in summer camps and classes, as well as community theatre all summer long. There is still time for the pool and the beach (with our student from France in tow), but I also like to see them just kick back and read for pleasure, like I did when I was a kid!

Reading collage

Going to the local library is a great rainy day outing, or even in the middle of a hot day when you want to keep out of the burning sun. My children will often find great books on the shelves, and there’s always something going on at the library. In addition to various events, we usually get involved with our local library’s summer reading program. This year it’s the Go! TD Summer Reading Club being offered across Canada. Children can even earn prizes, simply by reading.

And don’t forget the Homeschool Buyers Co-op Summer Fun Reading Program. All you have to do is log your child’s daily reading activity and they could win weekly prizes AND a chance to win an iPad! It’s open worldwide, so everyone can join!

We also love going to Chapters! My children would sit for hours and peruse books at the book store if I let them. My 9 year old daughter usually plops down right on the floor with whatever she’s found to start reading then and there.

Chapters photo

They love when I give them each some money to spend on books for summer reading. And did you know that Chapters stores have summer activities, too? From book signings to free summer camp activities, check it out!

Pre-teen summer reading picks

 Teen summer reading picks

 Indigo Kids

It’s always fun for the kids to find some good reads on your shopping trip.  You can check out the photo story of our Chapters shopping trip on Google+.

What learning activities or reading programs do you like to engage in over the summer?

Love, Luck &



Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.

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  1. My kids are the same way! When ever we are at the Library or at a Books a Million store, they will just flop right down and start reading. Truth be told, many a time my oldest will have read most of the book she wants there, before we even bring it home 😉
    During the Summer we also like to encourage reading, but we also encourage them to play learning games, especially on the computer. The websites they like most, that are free, are , , Etc!

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