It is that time of the year when school is out and children are overly excited about being out of school for the summer. The kids are excited but most parents start scrambling after the first one or two weeks to find activities to keep them busy. Most parents realize that if the kids are kept busy and entertained it makes a much more peaceful home and summer.
When my children were young I searched to find camps and activities including summer reading programs at our local library to keep them actively involved. This was many years before the readily available internet. After teaching art for most of my life and now being involved in writing and illustrating educational book for children, I thought it would be fun to have an online kids’ art and reading club. The focus will be on art including drawing and painting and reading interesting children’s books, but in a fun environment and the best part is that it is all FREE! Anyone can participate of any age. There will be two reading and art activity lists. One for ages 4-6 and the other for ages 7- 9 but anyone can participate that is interested.
The fun starts June 1 and will continue through July 31. Each week there will be an activity and all those that participate can upload photos to my author illustrator page on FaceBook. Participation can be random or on a regular basis, but prizes will be awarded for the top five participants with the most photos of their weekly projects uploaded to my FaceBook page. Prizes will be announced on August 7 and mailed immediately. I also will offer other reviews of books and apps for children through the summer here on my blog. Be sure to bookmark this page for the links and sign up for my mailing list. If you have any questions please post them as a comment to this blog. Please share this blog and info and get ready to have some fun!