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Reading Challenge - Share Your Thoughts

Posted by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 14 day Reading Challenge! We hope you enjoyed it!

Please tell us what you thought of the challenge in the replies below.
Which activities were your favorite?
Do you find the activities helpful in encouraging your child to explore new reading options?
What type of activities would you like to see in future challenges?

In case you missed any of the activities, you can find them all here:
Day  1:  Reading Challenge Day 1: Who Is Your Favorite Dr.Seuss Character?
Day  2:  Reading Challenge Day 2: What Grade Is Your Participating Child In?
Day  3:  Reading Challenge Day 3: Read a New Author!
Day  4:  Reading Challenge Day 4: Talk About It!
Day  5:  Reading Challenge Day 5: Read About Your Location ~ BONUS DAY!
Day  6:  Reading Challenge Day 6: Read a Poem
Day  7:  Reading Challenge Day 7: When I Grow Up!
Day  8:  Reading Challenge Day 8: Let's Take a Trip!
Day  9:  Reading Challenge Day 9: Choose Someone Famous!
Day 10: Reading Challenge Day 10: Favorite Book ~ BONUS DAY!
Day 11: Reading Challenge Day 11: Favorite Character
Day 12:
Reading Challenge Day 12: Favorite Animals
Day 13: Reading Challenge Day 13: Sports, Activities and Hobbies
Day 14: Reading Challenge Day 14: Let's Read it Again

by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM
I really enjoyed this. It motivated me to make sure my girls read every night.
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by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I enjoyed the challenges.  My children love to read.  It gave me some ideas on how to help them expand their minds in regards to what types of books to read. 

by Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:34 AM

I thought the reading challenge was fun to participate in.  I read with my daughter daily, but the challenges helped me choose different books and topics to focus on.

We really enjoyed this past weekend's challenge post for reading a sport, activity or hobby.  We picked "Harold and the Purple Crayon" for the drawing activity & had a great time re-creating his pictures.

I think these activities were great in encouraging my child & I to explore new reading options.  Since we do read daily, I am often buying tons of books and try to chose a variety of topics to keep her engaged.  These challenge activities were awesome in giving me different topics to seek out and we were even able to re-read old books with "new eyes" as we discussed the story in new ways (for example, we read Harold & the Purple crayon and talked about the city, since we live in the city, then another day read it & discussed drawing and imagination). 

I'd like to suggest a kid's arts & crafts challenge or a drawing & coloring challenge as options for the future.  I think we'd both be pretty excited to sign up for those.  :)

We had lots of fun over the past two weeks, thanks CM!!!

by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:35 AM

This gave me a moment to reflect on what my children and I are doing with our reading.

by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:36 AM

It was great! Alot of fun ideas that we incorporated into our reading everyday! Thanks

by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:38 AM

 I really liked the "Read About Your Location" challenge.  I'm not a native of this city so it was a good way for me to learn about it also.

by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:39 AM
I enjoyed the challenges we were able to participate in the other challenges I'll work on while the kids are on Spring break. Sometimes it's difficult to incorporate extra reading time with my school aged kids because they already have subjects and interest to read from.
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:39 AM

These were all great challenges and it was fun to talk to the kids about what they want to read about and helping them step out of the *comfort* zone. Thanks!

by Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:40 AM

 The reading challenge was fun.  We've never read much about our location or sports, so it gave us an opportunity to read outside of the norm.

by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:41 AM

I liked the bonus'. It made me think more and was a great conversation starter to pick books out.

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