ATTENTION MOMS! Don’t make reading a boring chore. This reading genre bingo makes summer (really anytime) reading fun! Kids need to expand their horizons to the world of diverse literature. Each square suggests a different genre of books that kids can choose to create BINGO! My daughter tends to pick the same type of books at the library so I thought this would be a fun way to mix it up ( I can only hear so much about Nancy Drew and Amber Brown). Encourage your kids to read, and to read different types of books often. Lead by example and let them see you reading, even if its just your daily bible reading.
I also created this library book checklist with suggestions to help you to choose good books on your next visit. We love to go to our local library at least once a week. I don’t know about you, but i have to mentally prepare to go into a quiet building with my littles. Our library loves to leave cute stuffed animals out to roam free, and little computers for little people to pound on. Anyway, my point is schedule a day that works for your family and stick with it! Also, get familiar with your librarian. They can help you find materials quickly and make suggestions if you’re unsure. Another great resource is The Read-Loud handbook by Jim Trelease. In my humble opinion, its one of the best resources and worth every penny.
To use the reading genre bingo card you simply print out the free card below. Place it in a sheet protector or laminate it for longer use. I like to print my cards on card stock and laminate. Let your child decide where to start and place an X in the square as they finish each book. You can also offer a type of reward every time they get Bingo. That’s it, y’all! Easy Peasy!
Go to your calendar right now and schedule a library day. If you already have a day, leave me a comment about how you prepare. Do you put books on hold before you go or just wing it?