The summer is in full swing and families are always looking for new and exciting things to do during these summer months! I know as a family, and a large one, we are always on the look out for something to do and experience. Summer can sometimes, for me, drag on, and sometimes we do struggle to find things to do — but not this summer!
I want to take some time to introduce you all to the TD Summer Reading Club.
On July 1st, Canada celebrated its 150th birthday. This national milestone presents a number of exciting opportunities for the TD Summer Reading Club to highlight its prominence among kids, families, writers, and illustrators across the country. Reflected in the program theme for 2017, Canada’s birthday gives the TD Summer Reading Club an opportunity to highlight and support Canadian culture. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from or what you believe. In the year of Canada’s 150th birthday, the TD Summer Reading Club invites kids to celebrate what makes books, libraries and Canada great, by encouraging them to open up to new ideas, new characters, new landscapes, and to one another.
About TD Summer Reading Club!
- Offered free at over 2,000 public libraries across Canada and online at tdsummerreadingclub.ca, the TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading club for kids of all ages, interests, and abilities, and provides access to free resources and activities to keep kids reading all summer long.
I know as a busy mom of 7 I’ve often felt guilty about my kids when it comes to things like reading. I have a couple of kids who are a little behind on reading – When we started sitting down to focus and teach them what their school wasn’t when it came to reading, we saw a change immediately in our kids. Reading is something I’ve often talked about and always encouraged with our children. Reading is essential, and it also helps with self-esteem and confidence. When kids aren’t reading at grade level, or feel they are struggling with reading, it takes a toll.
Something like the TD Summer Reading Club is perfect for situations like that, or those constantly feeling guilty they’re not doing enough when it comes to their child’s development, including reading (which they know stronger reading skills will lead to better grades and more self-confidence for their child). It’s perfect for those who may even be a little overwhelmed when it comes to child development, and are in need of a trustworthy source.
Reading is also a great family activity. Summertime is still a very good time for learning and exploring. It’s also a great time for families to spend quality time together! A book or story, a library, our country: What do they all have in common? Each one welcomes you, inspires you, makes room for new ideas, and gives you space to explore and shape your identity.
Kids can take part anywhere – at local libraries across Canada, at home and online, and it’s never too late to participate
150 Recommended Reads:
The 2017 recommended reading list features 75 English titles and 75 French titles in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. The Top Recommended Reads will continue to highlight 10 English titles and 10 French titles.
What to do next?
Visit your local library, and sign up! *Note: The TD Summer Reading Club is not available in BC and New Brunswick.
The more we encourage our kids with reading, the more confident they are becoming. There are no rules that say you can’t continue to learn and read during the summer so make some family time to get to the library this summer!
One (1) winner will win 1 set of the TD Summer Reading Club Books – Books can be found here. Please note: This giveaway is open to CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY.
Have any plans that include reading this summer?
Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and TD Summer Reading Club and have received compensation for this post. All opinions in the post are my own.