You girls are making Works-For-Me Wednesday so much fun! I've already picked up so many good tips from you. I hope you'll consider playing along today; let me know, and I'll link to you below.
My idea today is a simple one, but it's fun. With school almost out, we're gearing up for what will hopefully be a summer full of reading. My boys (particularly the younger two) aren't naturally drawn to exploring books on their own. I had a brainstorm recently, and I bought a big bunch of address labels at the office supply store. I made each of the boys their own book labels (as in, "This book belongs to Adam X" etc.), using fun fonts and graphics. They were so excited (what is it with kids and stickers?). They couldn't wait to get their hands on all their books to label away. In so doing, I saw some sparks in their little eyes. Suddenly books that have been tucked away in bookshelves for months have made their way to their bedside tables, sporting their new labels. Maybe the excitement will fade, but for now, their interest in books has gotten a big boost--I'm for anything that does that.
Some of the books couldn't be assigned to a particular boy. For those I made special labels that said, "This book belongs to the X family."
So, any ideas you'd like to share today?
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