These super-simple Library Tote Tags will help your children get to know the library and explore different genres during your weekly library trips.
I have been using a similar system since we started homeschooling. I was inspired by Susan Wise Bauer’s The Well-Trained Mind. At the beginning of the book, Bauer mentions how she used to require her children to borrow books from different genres and I loved the concept. I decided to make lists of genres and put them on index cards and this worked for years until they fell apart.
These are the new and improved Library Tote Tags. Simply cut, laminate, hole punch, and attach to your children’s library totes. This set includes three different versions plus a blank for your personal preferences. I like to rotate the cards, so that each week is a little bit different than the last.
How we use our Library Tote Tags:
- Each kiddo has a library tote.
- Each kiddo must select find books that fit that week’s checklist.
- Once they’ve gathered the books from the checklist, they can add whatever they’d like to their bags.
- I do not force them to read the books they’ve selected from the checklist, but I do find that they usually read what comes home with them.
I hope your family enjoys the tote tags as much as our family does!
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