Print out your own free printable summer reading log to keep kids reading all summer long! These read and color printables are perfect for preschoolers and beginning readers.
During the summer months, it can be difficult to get your kids to sit down and read a book. After they’ve had a chance to run around and play, kids can find a cozy place to lay outside or your kids can take a break while you’re getting dinner ready and read a book. This is a great way to get your kids reading more!
If you have a struggling reader in your classroom, or you want to keep track of how many books your child has read, these reading logs can be a huge help in motivating students and helping them see their reading progress.
Reading logs are also great homework assignment and that require almost no prep work for your preschool and kindergarten classroom! We designed a set of reading logs that can be used during the entire school year, and you can try a sample of our summer reading log below.
First, read a little more about the reading logs and how you can use them at home or in the classroom.
ABOUT THE READING LOGS
Reading logs are a quick and easy tool that kids can use to track how many books (or chapters) they read throughout the summer. Each page of these reading logs has fun summer inspired images that your child can color once they’ve finished a book.
You can decide when your child can color based on how long the book they’re reading is, their age, and their reading level. If they are reading longer books, it can be beneficial for them to color after each chapter instead of after they’ve finished the book.
HOW READING LOGS CAN ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILDREN TO READ
Reading logs can be helpful for both parents and teachers. They can also be beneficial to your kids as well. By having a visual tracker that they can use to track the books they’ve read, they can become motivated to read more books.
When they are able to see how much progress they’ve made each month, this can not only help them see how many books they read during the school year but also see if they are reading more than they used to.
Your child may even start to read more when they’re motivated to fill up the sheet.
WHAT IF MY CHILD HATES READING?
If you have a reluctant or struggling reader, don’t feel discouraged.
A reading log might be intimidating and even make them realize how little progress they’ve made. You can instead make smaller milestones such as finishing a single page or a set amount of pages instead.
WHAT IF MY CHILD READS A LOT?
If you have an active reader in your household, a reading log might fill up faster than you can keep up with. This is true if they are in a lower grade level and are reading shorter books.
If you want to keep up with a reading log for these kids, I recommend printing off many copies so you can keep them going for a while.
Or if you prefer instead of printing off multiple copies, consider laminating them and erase the sheet once they’ve finished a reading log.
SUMMER BOOKS FOR YOUR SUMMER READING LOGS
When deciding which books your child will read for their reading log, I recommend that you encourage them to choose books that might be interesting to them. If they are interested or intrigued by the books they have to read, they are more likely to read and finish them.
If you want to add in some seasonal books to go with a certain holiday or to go with the summer season, you can add in a few.
Here on Fantastic Fun and Learning, we have the following summer-inspired book lists to choose from…
GET YOUR FREE PRINTABLE SUMMER READING LOGS
Don’t see the pink button? Click here to request the free printable.
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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