About a month ago, I signed the girls up for the summer reading program at the library. Both girls were given a chart with circles to fill in when I had read to them for ten minutes. They came with three "free" circles that were already filled in. Now that the entire sheet is filled in, it means I have read to them for ten hours! I consider this a monumental feat-do you know how hard it is to read to toddlers for ten minutes straight?
We have just returned from the library where they turned in their completed sheets. They got all kinds of cool stuff for completing them! Each girl got a certificate with their name on it.
They also got a construction paper prize ribbon with their name on it displayed on the library wall, with all the other kids who completed their sheets.
Each girl also received a card for a free game of bowling, and free pass to the Aquarium. Not sure what we'll do with those, since they are too young to bowl and they already get into the Aquarium for free, being under the age of two.
The best part was that they each got a brand new book to keep. They had several board book to choose from. Bella chose Hugs and Kisses, by Roberta Grobel Intrater, and Alexis chose Grumbly Bunnies, by Willy Welch.
I am looking forward to reading their new books to them, filling in their sheet, and continuing to celebrate the joy of reading with them!