Print out your own free printable spring reading log to keep kids reading all season long! These read and color printables are perfect for preschoolers and beginning readers.
As the weather starts to get warmer, it can be more difficult to convince your kids to sit down and read a book. Grab a blanket and head outdoors to do some reading outside. After they’ve done some running and playing outside, they’ll love snuggling up to read for a short break. It’s a great way to get kids reading more! If you have a struggling reader in your classroom or are looking for an easy way to keep track of how many books your child has read, reading logs can help motivate kids to do a bit more reading.
Reading logs can be used as a reading homework assignment that will require no additional prep work for your preschool and kindergarten classroom! We have designed a set of reading logs that can be used during the entire school year, and you can try a sample of our spring reading log below. First, read more about the reading logs and how you can use them to help your child’s specific needs.
ABOUT THE READING LOGS
Reading logs are meant to be something quick and easy that parents can use to keep track of their child’s reading progress. Each page has a series of images that your child can color in after they’ve completed a book.
You can determine when your child should get to color in a picture based on the length of the book they are reading, your child’s age, and their reading level. If they are reading longer books, you may want to have them color in the pictures after each chapter versus having them color by book.
HOW READING LOGS CAN ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILDREN TO READ
Reading logs can be helpful for parents and teachers, but they can also benefit children as well. Having a visual tracker to see how many books they’ve read can be extremely motivating for kids who need a little bit of encouragement to keep reading.
Being able to see how far they’ve come each month can not only help them see how many books they were able to read during the school year, but also see if they’ve been able to read more books as the year went on.
As your child starts reading, they may even read more in hopes of filling up the sheet!
WHAT IF MY CHILD HATES READING?
If you have a struggling or reluctant reader, a reading log can become very demotivating for them. While other readers may look at the logs and see all the progress they’ve made, a struggling reader may look at the log and see how little progress they’ve made.
WHAT IF MY CHILD READS A LOT?
If you have an avid reader in your household, then a reading log is probably going to fill up very fast for them. This is especially true if they are in a lower grade level where the books are often shorter.
For these readers, I recommend printing off a bunch of copies if you want them to keep them going for a while. You can also laminate them, and have them erase the sheet after they’ve completed a reading log.
SPRING BOOKS FOR YOUR SPRING READING LOGS
When choosing which books your child will read for their reading log, I recommend that you try to encourage them to choose books they may find interesting. If they are interested in the books they’re going to read, they are more likely to read more often.
If you want to add in a few seasonal books to go with certain holidays or to go with the spring season, you can add in a few.
Here on Fantastic Fun and Learning, we have the following spring-inspired book lists to choose from…
Baseball Books (spring is baseball season!)
TRY THE SPRING READING LOGS FREE
This free sample of the reading log set includes the 6-page spring section of the pack. There are three different designs of the spring reading logs, and each design is available with or without the incentive option.
GET THE FULL READING LOG SET
Want reading logs for the entire year? Grab the 35-page set of year-long no-prep reading log sheets.
The full reading log set includes:
- 3 Fall Reading Logs (with and without incentive goal)
- 3 Winter Reading Logs (with and without incentive goal)
- 3 Spring Reading Logs (with and without incentive goal)
- 3 Summer Reading Logs (with and without incentive goal)
- 3 Nonseasonal Reading Logs (with and without incentive goal)
What Others are Saying about this Resource…
“These are simply adorable!! I have loved using these with my kinders all year and rewarding them with a book each month”
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