Hooray! Registration for DoSayGive’s Classic Children’s Summer Book Club is open!
Each summer I am amazed at the popularity of this little book club of ours. It makes me realize that moms are craving two things: A low key summer with their children that’s still enriching and fun and insight into how to select great books that their children will love.
With many of us looking for more activities to do at home this summer, and others looking to rekindle the love of learning after a stressful homeschool experience, the summer book club might be the perfect thing for your family this summer!
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Why classic books?
Much like we choose the healthiest foods for our children’s bodies, I believe most parents also want to put the best of the best in their children’s minds. Many of the classic books we are sharing in DoSayGive’s Classic Children’s Summer Book Club emphasize good, lovely, noble, and virtuous storylines and are also full of rich language and beautiful illustrations.
Sadly, many of these wonderful books are missing from school libraries and big box book store shelves so we are excited to spotlight them this summer. We also included some newer books with the same high standards of some of the classics.
Overall, this series will give you a foundation for choosing better books, whether old or new.
What is unique about this book club?
1. It’s enriching.
2. It’s relational
3. It’s fun!
What ages is this for?
What is different about the book club this year?
Whereas last year we tried to find a list of books broad enough for us all to share from the library, this year many people won’t have libraries yet open. So we have made sure that all books are available on online. To make it easy, in our membership site there is a “Resource” tab where you can find links to all the different places you can find these wonderful books. When looking at Book Club for this summer we hoped we could find books that your family could enjoy and would be the springboard for sweet time together.
Are the books different that in past years?
Yes! While there are a handful of past favorites included, the majority of the books are new to the club this summer. We believe reading books multiple times is a good thing so we have included a separate “further reading” section with books from years past that fall within that week’s theme.
The activities are tailored to this current climate where people are looking for things to do at home. Each week we will suggest FIVE simple and enriching activities that tie into the books including:
- An outside activity that encourages a love of nature
- An art activity based on a classic piece of art
- A cooking activity for the whole family to enjoy
- A simple craft
- A building and constructing activity to foster imagination
We hope that these books and activities will give you some structure for those long, hot days of summer, whether you do all the activities or just one a week.
The best part of the book club: All the work to find sweet books and activities is done for you!
What if I can’t read every week or every book?
The book club is what you make of it. If you can only participate certain weeks, that’s great! If you only read one picture book a week, that’s fine, too. (Actually, reading the same book over and over is a good thing for children!) Perhaps you only want to participate the week your grandchildren are staying with you. This is LOW KEY and participation is as little or as much as you want. And you will have the book list and downloads to keep so you can draw from them throughout the year and for years to come.
How We Are Giving Back!
This year we are excited to give a portion of every book club sale ($5) to the North Texas Food Bank. For every book club purchased, we will donate the equivalent of 15 meals to this amazing organization that helps supply food banks across the North Texas area. The needs are great right now and we are excited to give back this way.
How do I sign up?
Sign up at this link.
When you purchase membership into the book club you will instantly receive a link to download the master book list, divided by week, so you can start gathering the books. You will also gain access to the membership site with more reading resources and private Facebook group.
The book club begins June 7 but families are welcome to join at any point during the summer! The weekly reading plans and activity guides are yours to keep forever and if you join in after June 7, I’d encourage you to jump in where we are are go back and do the first weeks at the end of the book club.
Gift a Membership to the Summer Book Club!
New this year: You can now gift a membership to the summer book club! What a fun experience gift for families to enjoy together this summer. Click here to order!
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I look forward to reading with you this summer!