The host adult for each meeting can draft open-ended discussion questions that will ideally stimulate a rewarding and meaningful book discussion. Also the host can create enrichment activities such as book-inspired art or science projects, snacks, field trips, movement or sports activities, and games or puzzles.
Summertime book clubs could focus on books that highlight the outdoors. Enjoy reading the books that your group has selected, and bonding with your family through discussions and related activities.
Summertime is the perfect time to start a family book club!
Melissa Stoller, co-author, The Parent-Child Book Club: Connecting With Your Kids Through Reading (Melissa Stoller & Marcy Winkler, HorizonLine Publishing, 2009, http://www.parentchildbookclub.com/). This is a comprehensive resource book with step-by-step instructions for organizing and conducting your family book club. The 20 Book Club Model Guides provide everything busy parents need to get started.