The World's First Summer Reading Program That You Can Experience Together In A Video-Call!

100 Days of Summer Reading at #CampCaribu!

The only summer reading program that you can do together with family and friends in an interactive video-call while social distancing. SIGN UP YOUR FAMILY NOW: Download the Caribu App and set up your free account! You’ll automatically get signed up for the #CampCaribu emails.

Each week’s suggested books and activities will be posted below and sent in a weekly email.

Adventures ALL Summer Long

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Keep The Kids Reading!

CampCaribu is for kids that are between ages 0-13.

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Weekly Reading Activities & Challenges

100 days of books, activities, and challenges for your little one to enjoy! Weekly Reading Logs and Achievement Certificates to celebrate reading progress.

Week #4 Celebrates 'Healthy Me' At #CampCaribu!

Week #4 Celebrates ‘Healthy Me’ At #CampCaribu!

Celebrate: If you were enrolled in #CampCaribu last week, you should receive your badge in the app to congratulate you on your week of reading accomplishments! You also should receive a certificate in your e-mail that you can fill out to celebrate the books you read. Share your badge or a photo of your certificate on social media. Don’t forget to tag @Caribu and #CampCaribu. 

Plan: Week #4 is “Healthy Me” week at #CampCaribu. Get ready for books that will help you bring a positive attitude towards your mental, physical, and emotional health. Explore stories about sports, teamwork, and maintaining a healthy outlook. Call a friend or relative to read together in a CaribuCall, or complete some of the activities in the category. Use the prompts below to discuss the books and reflect on what you read. Check out the trivia, codebreak, and art activities, and don’t forget to read every day!  

Summer Prize: At the end of this week, #CampCaribu will raffle a free annual subscription to Caribu (Value: $99.99)! To be entered into the drawing, users must post to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) about #CampCaribu in one of the following ways:

  • Share your recommendation of a favorite Summer Reading book, activity, or coloring page 
  • Answer one of the weekly challenges (Monday Trivia or Thursday Codebreak) on Caribu’s Facebook or Instagram Page
  • Share a completed #CampCaribu art activity
  • Share a pic of your filled out #CampCaribu Reading Log or Participation Certificate

For your posts, don’t forget to use the hashtag #CampCaribu and tag @caribu


Monday Trivia!

Every Monday during #CampCaribu, we will feature a powerful book to launch the new week’s theme. We will also ask a trivia question about the book so you will be inspired to read and find the answer! 

The trivia question will be posted here and on social media. Post your response on Caribu’s Facebook page to qualify for this week’s #CampCaribu prize. See the instructions above for more details about Prizes. The answer will be shared on Facebook on Friday. 

Featured Book: I am Strong by Erin Lee

Trivia Clue: What is the name of the main character’s stuffed animal?  

Reading: Read Sunny Day in a Caribu Call with a grandchild/grandparent, friend, or relative.

Conversations to share with your reading:

  1. What are some activities you do that show that you know your body is strong ?
  2. What are some strong actions you do that show you care for others? 
  3. Who is someone you know who is strong in their body? What shows their strength?
  4. Who is someone you know who shows strong and caring actions? What shows their strength?

Art: Draw a picture that shows you or someone you know doing an activity that shows strength. Use the Caribu Blank Drawing page.

Or, pick a drawing page from the “Healthy Me” category. Color it in with strong and bold colors! 

Save your drawing, and share it to social media. Use the hashtag #CampCaribu and tag @caribu.


Tuesday: Grandparent Day

Every Tuesday during #CampCaribu, we will feature a book that will spark conversations between children and their grandparents or grandfriends. Make sure to schedule a Caribu Video-Call on this day so your family can share in the experience together. 

Featured Book: Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday by Alysson Foti Bourque

Reading: Read Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday in a Caribu Call with a grandchild/grandparent, friend, or relative.

Conversations to share with your reading:

  1. Do you have any lucky items, like a special charm, glove, racket, skate, bat or ball? What makes them special?
  2. Share about an activity that you enjoy practicing, or a project you enjoy working on every day. What did you notice about your progress? Did you reach your goal?   
  3. Describe a goal that you have for sports or another activity. What do you have to do to reach your goal? How and when will you have to practice? 

Art: Draw a picture of yourself achieving an important goal. What will it look like when you succeed? Use the Caribu Blank Drawing page. 

Save your drawing, and share it to social media. Use the hashtag #CampCaribu and tag @caribu.


Wednesday: Read Aloud Day

Every Wednesday during #CampCaribu, we will feature read-alouds that connect to the week’s theme. Caribu’s Video Read-Alouds provide an opportunity for families to hear stories read by authors/creators who share a love of storytelling. When we hear stories told from different perspectives and with different voices, we can build empathy and connections across communities. It’s also really fun to hear how different readers approach the text, and consider new ways to read a story. 

Locate the Video Read-Aloud below in the Videos tab of your Caribu app. Then, make time to read and discuss the book(s) with a family member or friend in a Caribu Call. How does the story change with different readers and voices? How does it stay the same? 

Featured Book: Harriet the Hippoyogamus by Alexa Rose.

Explore the international wellness practice of yoga using this colorful book! Yoga dates back to as early as the 9th Century, and was created in the Indian subcontinent. Many people around the world today practice yoga for physical, mental, and spiritual health. While not everyone explores the depths of yoga philosophy, taking time to stretch and breath in yoga positions can be restorative and empowering even if you are a beginner.  

Video: Watch the Read Aloud of Harriet the Hippoyogamus with a friend or relative, and try some of the poses together. Read the book together to review. 

Conversations to share with your reading:

  1. Which is your favorite pose to try? What did you like about it?
  2. Which part of your body is the most stretchy and flexible?
  3. Which is the hardest pose for you? What can you do to practice it and improve? 
  4. At the end of the book, there are some ideas for how to share yoga with others. Which idea would you like to try? 

Art: Draw a picture of your favorite yoga pose using the Caribu Blank Drawing page. Or draw a picture of a pose that is really challenging!!

Save your drawing, and share it to social media. Use the hashtag #CampCaribu and tag @caribu.


Thursday: Codebreak Day

Every Thursday during #CampCaribu, we will feature a codebreak clue about the book of the day! It will be posted here and on social media. Post your response on Caribu’s Facebook page to be entered into this week’s #CampCaribu prize pool! Use the hashtag #CampCaribu and tag @caribu. The answer will be shared on Facebook on Friday. 

Featured Book: Little Benny Piggie in Courage for the Win, by Ben Stein, illustrated by Natia Gogiashvilli

#CampCaribu Codebreak Clue: What does Little Benny Piggy say to the pitcher when he is ready to try baseball? 

His words are scrambled below. Can you break the code?

I YPLA HWTI THREA 

Reading: Read Little Benny Piggie in Courage for the Win in a Caribu Call with a grandchild/grandparent, friend, or relative.

Conversations to share with your reading:

  1. How does it feel when it doesn’t seem like anyone wants to play together with you? 
  2. Describe a time when you felt like you didn’t fit in. How did you feel then? 
  3. Share a story about a time when you tried something that scared you. 
  4. Share a story about a time when you felt supported by friends, teammates, or family members. 

Art: Draw a picture of a time when you tried something that scared you, using the Caribu Blank Drawing page. Show what makes you brave! 

Save your drawing, and share it to social media. Use the hashtag #CampCaribu and tag @caribu.


Friday: International Day

Every Friday during #CampCaribu, we will feature a book that offers an international perspective on the week’s theme. With so many Caribu users around the world, it’s important to share ideas and stories that reach across the globe. Read today’s international book with a family or friend who is far away! 

Featured Books: The Lucy Tries books, by Lisa Bowes. The Lucy Tries books are from Canada, and they highlight children trying out a variety of sports that are popular internationally, like luge, short track speed skating, and soccer. They encourage kids to try new sports, show a positive attitude, demonstrate teamwork, and to persevere through challenges. You can read them in both French and English on Caribu.

Reading: Pick one of the Lucy Tries books to read with a grandchild/grandparent, friend, or relative. You can also try reading in French!

Conversations to share with your reading:

  1. What did Lucy learn in this story? How can you use this lesson in your life?
  2. What new sports do you want to try? What looks fun about them? 
  3. Describe some ways that you support your teammates and friends when you play sports or do activities. 
  4. Describe a time when you lost a game, but still learned something important. 

Art: Draw a picture of a sport that you want to try. Make sure to include all of the equipment!

Save your drawing, and share it to social media. Use the hashtag #CampCaribu and tag @caribu.


Saturday: Art Day

Every Saturday during #CampCaribu, we will feature a book with a corresponding art activity. Read below for more information about how to make connections between the story and an art project. 

Featured Book: From Scribbles to Spacious Skies, a Highlights book. This July 4th, read about the creation of the song ‘America the Beautiful,’ and the life of its author, Kathie L. Bates.  

Conversations to share with reading:

  1. What is something in nature that you appreciate? 
  2. Try singing the song “America the Beautiful.” Which are your favorite lines?
  3. What are some other songs you love about the United States? 

Art: Can you draw the United States flag? Give it a try using one of Caribu’s coloring pages. Use the Blank Drawing Page or one of Caribu’s July 4th drawing pages! Don’t forget to use red, white, and blue!

Save your drawing, and share it to social media. Use the hashtag #CampCaribu and tag @caribu.


Sunday: Schedule Day

Every Sunday during #CampCaribu, we will feature a special book to close the week’s theme. Afterwards, don’t forget to fill out your reading log for the week, and schedule your Caribu calls for the next week!  Read below for more information. 

Featured Book: The Hare and the Tortoise by Mairie Mackinnon

Conversations to share with your reading:

  1. Why do you think the tortoise thinks, “Someone needs to teach that Hare a lesson”?
  2. What lesson do you think the Hare actually learns at the end of the story?
  3. What is something that you like to rush through in your life?
  4. What is something that you like to do slowly?

Art: Draw a picture that shows what you look like when you are in a rush! Use the Caribu Blank Drawing page. 

Save your drawing, and share it to social media. Use the hashtag #CampCaribu and tag @caribu.


Log and Schedule! 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Week-1-Reading-Log-1024x791.jpeg Later, go into the Caribu app and take a look at all of the books and activities you and your (grand)child completed this week! Make sure to record them in the reading log. 

After that, plan next week’s Caribu time! Mark your calendar with the times that you will use Caribu. Schedule blocks of time for video-calls with family members, reading independently, or watching a Video Read-Aloud. 

If you participated in the Summer Reading Challenge, you will receive a certificate in your e-mail on Monday which you can fill out to celebrate all of the books/activities/videos you completed during the first week. You will also receive an achievement badge to recognize your accomplishments and to display proudly on social media.