What do building a Treasure Chest, mixing up some Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops and reading a book called 'A Salmon for Simon' all have in common? They're just a few of the ways kids will be celebrating summer with the TD Summer Reading Club.
With a free accessible kit provided by the CNIB Library, kids with print disabilities across the country get everything they need to craft, play, cook and (of course!) read their way to a splash-tastic summer of fun. They earn the points, participating from home, online or at their local public library; CNIB Library provides the prizes!
Enough to make you wish you were a kid again? Be our guest! Visit the Children's Discovery Portal. Parts of the site are for kids only, but anyone can check out the home page for updates on which Crew is winning, suggested books, and information about staying safe in and around water.
The Club is about having fun but it's also about learning (shhh, don't tell the children!) As any Librarian will tell you, reading over the summer for fun helps kids improve or maintain their reading skills, making the transition back to school in September a little easier.
Know someone participating in the Club through the CNIB Library? We'd love to hear about their experiences! We're especially interested in hearing about kids getting books from CNIB Library and also visiting their local branch of the public library, for Splash! activities there.
Stay tuned as we share some of the fun kids are having this summer.
Just to give you a taste, here's a picture of the treasure chest included in this year's free Kit…and a second picture of it along with the CNIB Library monkey (from last year's Kit), just for scale.
I can't wait to get started… but (speaking of monkeys) can someone please stop me from 'testing' the recipe included in the Kit for the Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops again… and again… and again.