Why and How we came up with the 1st Annual Summer Islamic Reading Challenge?
1. Each year we participate in as many Free Summer Reading Programs as possible.
2. We’re all avid readers during the summer for the free gifts and the flexibility of not having to do workbooks, or other typical “school”-related reading assignments.
3. We’ve been growing our Islamic books home library for years, and haven’t read many of the books, even baby books no longer their reading level.
4. We did not list any of our Islamic books on our Summer Reading Goals. Actually, we didn’t even think about listing them. And, just because we don’t have them listed, doesn’t mean we won’t read them…we just realized that we have all this summer reading that is not accounted for (in addition to all the magazines, newspapers, comics, websites, enewsletters, cereal boxes, etc. we read)
5. We (okay…more “I”) love the Barnes & Noble Reading Log and Bookworm Wednesday’s Official Book Entry Form because they force the kids to write something about what they read. Not necessarily a “book report”, but a “book review” and their opinions.
6. We wanted to bring life to our “Kids’ Review” section of this website, and thought of “For Muslims by Muslims” Where Islamic books, toys, games, etc. are not just written by my girls.
7. We researched to find any Summer Islamic Book Reading Programs and/or Muslim Kids Review sites, and couldn’t find any.
8. Most summer reading programs stop at the young age of 12. What about our teenagers — Middle and High Schoolers desperately need summer guidance, enlightenment, reading practice, and fun!
9. So, we got to work and developed one! Subhanallah/God works in perfect ways–and here we are, with the very 1st Annual Summer Islamic Reading Challenge.
- 2009 Free Summer Reading Programs – Prizes; More
- First Annual Summer Islamic Reading Challenge Prize List
- Summer Islamic Reading Program Mommy Kick-Off Winner
- Sharing our Summer Reading Goals
- Summer Islamic Reading Program Extension & Updates