Experience Summer Online: Talk

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Try an activity, attend a program or read a book from the list below, then share your experience in the comments section. Complete at least one of the listed ideas, then ENTER HERE to win gift cards and other prizes!


  • Read a book out loud.
  • Tell your family a story, a poem or a joke.
  • Attend one of KDL’s Toddler Times or Storytimes and write about your favorite rhyme, song or book in the comments section below.
  • See one of our magicians and talk about how you think they do some of their magic tricks.



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20 Responses to “Experience Summer Online: Talk”

  1. Leah Threatt Says:

    I read out loud to the little girl we babysit. She really loves books. She really likes all the colors too. I like to teach her some of the animal noises!


  2. Candida, KDL Says:

    That’s great Leah! Have you tried reading her a wordless picture book? A wordless picture book is a great opportunity for her to tell you what is happening in the story. While reading the story expand on what she says. For example, you might say, “Yes that is a bear … a brown bear. Sometimes bears live in caves.” A good wordless picture book to start with is: “Red Hat” by Lita Judge.

    Happy Summer Reading!

    Candida, KDL

  3. Penni Says:

    Talking to a librarian when you come to the library can help you find the perfect book, one with words or without!

  4. Andrea Says:

    One joke I always tell my family is
    Q: Why did the jelly roll?
    A: Becuase he saw the apple-turnover

  5. Candida, KDL Says:

    That’s a great joke Andrea! Being silly by telling jokes and making up your own songs and rhymes is a great way to get your kids talking. Check out ‘The Big Book of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids’ by Rob Elliott for some more inspiration!
    Happy Summer Reading!
    Candida, KDL

  6. Laura Says:

    My boys participated in Ruff Readers and read out loud to a dog. They loved it!!!! We did this at the Grandville Library. They are registered for a couple more this summer!

  7. Penni Speets Says:

    Ruff Reader dogs Rock! My son also likes to read to our cat at home, but it is just not the same. Who do you like to read to?

  8. Penni Says:

    A lot of the booktalk I have heard this summer is about “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. What book are you talking about?

  9. logan Says:

    I read Pete the Cat Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to my grandma.

  10. Penni Says:

    Hi Logan! There are lots of great Pete the Cat books, so you can read many more to Grandma. I also like rhyming books like Twinkle Little Star, and I like Runaway Bunny. Happy summer reading.

  11. Kris Says:

    We read out loud to our kids several times daily.

  12. Penni Says:

    When you read out loud as a family, do you use different voices for the different characters? accents?

  13. Lyla Says:

    I love to make up stories for wordless picture books. Some of my favorites (and there are more) are Inside Outside, Hank Finds an Egg, Journey, The Girl and the Bicycle, The Boy and the Airplane, and Robot Dreams.

  14. Candida, KDL Says:

    That’s great Lyla! One of my favorite wordless picture books is: ‘Pancakes for Breakfast’ by Tomie dePaola. Happy summer reading!

  15. Wendy Says:

    I downloaded the eAudiobook Breakaway to listen to on my walks. It really made the time go by so quickly. I limited my listening to only when I was on my walks, so that motivated me to go.

  16. Caleb Says:

    I talk a lot. And I read books to my little sister a lot. And I tell her a lot of jokes. And I ask her a lot of questions.

  17. Penni Says:

    Caleb, what a fantastic big brother you are! You are helping your sister to love reading.

  18. Lorelei Says:

    I’ve been reading outloud to my mom, my sister, my chickens, my turkey, and my sheep this summer and the Ruff Reader dogs at the library. I love to read!!!

  19. Morgan Says:

    I read outloud to my little sister. We read some Beatrix Potter stories together.

  20. Candida, KDL Says:

    That is great that you are reading out loud to family and even animals Lorelei and Morgan! Reading out loud to others is a great way to become a better reader and to encourage others to read! Keep it up!

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