I signed up at my local library as a volunteer for the Summer Reading Challenge. Every year, thousands of families all over the country take part in this event which is run by the charity:
The Reading Agency.
It's a challenge to get children reading during the summer holidays. There's a different theme each year. As 2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl this year the focus
It's for children aged four to eleven and it's completely free. They read a total of six books, chat to a volunteer about them, and win rewards.
What I didn't expect was for it to be so much fun. I've a way to go yet, but already I've had the pleasure of listening to some entertaining comments from the kids.
Me: So, if you found a hippo in your bed how would you get it to move?
8 yr old: I could get a shovel and smash its head in and kick it out.
Me: Umm, maybe there's a nicer way?
8 yr old: I could make a cloud and make it rain food-like spaghetti. Then I could make a trail with the spaghetti to
Me: Do you think your
8 yr old: Well, they've got a paddling pool.
10 yr old after reading a book about Minecraft.
Me: Minecraft. That's a video game, isn't it?
10 yr old. Yeah.
Me: What's the game about?
10 yr old: You mine stuff and you craft stuff.
Looking forward to next week's reviews. J
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