Tyson Library’s Kids Book Club enjoyed several stories during their January meetings. The students in grades kindergarten through 3rd grade, listen as Miss Aly read the selected stories, then participate in group conversations and themed activities. Each of the books the group reads are chosen from a list supplied by the Mensa for Kids’ Excellence in Reading program.
At the group’s first meeting, they played a game based on an activity in their first chapter book: “All of a Kind Family” by Sydney Taylor. In the book, the mom hides buttons around a room to make sure her daughter’s are dusting the room as she showed them, so Miss Aly took this task and adapted into a game for our students to play together. “They loved it and raced all over trying to find the buttons in our program room,” says Miss Aly. “We also talked about how our day can go wrong sometimes and how we can respond to those things to try to turn them into something better.”
The students who participate in Kids Book Club do not have to do any reading to prepare for the group’s meetings – they enjoy everything together! And, if the students miss a meeting, they can borrow the books to read at home if they choose. Miss Aly has asked the students to rate the books they’ve read so far on a scale of 1 to 5. “They seem to really like reading the books at home and giving me a 1 through 5 review of the book at the next meeting,” says Miss Aly of those who have read some on their own.
“Set your child up for a good time and to be ready to participate in our discussions about the books we are reading,” says Miss Aly to parents considering this program for their children. “The kids who come are excited about reading and excited about all the fun we have together. If they come with a good attitude, they have a good time!”
In February, the group will meet on the 14th and the 28th at 3:30 p.m. The books they will read together this month are shown in the image below. Call 812-689-5894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.