YAY! This idea has been brewing in my head for a few months and it’s finally time to put my plan into action. I’m starting up a family book club here on A Mom with a Lesson Plan. Reading is an important part of how our family connects. We love being excited about a good book together. It leads to so many discussions and it’s a great way to make sure we’re getting in extra quality time.
Since this is the first time I’ve ever hosted a book club, I would love your opinion on how it’s going. You can let me know what’s working and what’s not at firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe together we can come up with a fantastic family book club to repeat again and again.
What is a Family Book Club?
The idea of a family book club is to read one book together as a family. At our house, I try to keep the book near at all times so I can grab it and start reading when the kids are playing quietly. (I have very active kids, so reading time rarely looks like us all snuggled on the couch.) If your kids are reading already consider taking turns reading. Keep in mind their reading level, if the books are a little above their level, you may want to wait a while for that.
We’ve decided to start with The Secret Garden. We’re reading the Classic Starts version. The link I’ve provided is an affiliate link and of course you can order your copy there. I always recommend starting with your library or local used book store.
If you have a boy or boys, please don’t pass on this because of the book choice. Big M (now 9 years old) can’t get enough. We started a bit ahead of all of you so that we can get activities prepared, and he is the one who begs me not to stop. I know that the older he gets the less likely he will be to pick up a book called The Secret Garden, I’m so glad I have the opportunity to offer it to him now.
The official start date of the Family Book Club is Saturday, September 27. That should give you enough time to get your hands on a copy. Every Saturday I will assign 4 chapters to read over the coming week. I’ll include an activity or some discussion questions to help expand on what your reading as a family. Doesn’t that sound like fun!?!?
I would love for you to leave me a comment letting me know that you and your family will be reading along!