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Kid’s Free Printable Reading List

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When you were a kid, do you remember long summer days that seemed to gloriously stretch out forever? One of the things I loved to do was read a good book. I loved falling into new worlds of adventure and friendship! Time was satisfyingly suspended as I traveled to new vistas. In a good book, characters became real to me — —so much so that I would miss them when I finished the story!

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The gift of reading is an adventure I certainly want my boys to experience. New words, new ideas, excitement, knowledge—they’re all found on the pages of books. Good readers have a better command of language and that also translates to being good communicators. That’s why I want to encourage my guys to become lifelong readers.

I know that a love of reading begins when kids are young so this summer we are beginning to keep a Journal of Books. I won’t start this for my littles for a couple of years, but every time Jorryn finishes a book this summer, we’re going to keep a record of it. With every fifth book he reads, he earns a reward. It will be a simple prize, but I think that extra incentive will keep Jorryn motivated to keep reading and learning.

Would you like to encourage your kids to read more too? Here’s a FREE printable of the Journal of Books we’re using.

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Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she’s in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.