A few weeks ago, for my KSL column, I wrote about a local mom who did a great 100 book reading challenge with her young kids. The mom in the article, Cyndi, read all 100 books with her 5 and 2 year old in just seven days. Yes – wow!
I was inspired to do my own reading challenge with our kids and wondered if we could be as successful. Knowing my crazy kids, I had my doubts.
I gathered all (or most anyway) of the kids’ books and stacked them by the fireplace. There were 108 books in our stack.
My three kids, ages 6, 4 and 2, thought the stack was totally awesome and were excited to get reading. The goal was to take books from the top of the stack, read together and then put them back on the bookshelf until the shelf was once again full and the stack gone.
I knew the challenge wouldn’t really be reading all the books, it would be keeping the books in a stack. My kids are not good at leaving anything alone, especially not a tempting, teetering stack of books. I’m not sure if Cyndi had this problem, but sure enough after less than a day our stack looked like this…