This post is sponsored by Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own.
I can’t believe we are already talking about back to school but as we head into our family’s last days of summer we wanted to take some time to celebrate all the fun we had this summer. We really encouraged our girls to pick a book series to read over the summer and Brooklin was so thrilled to finish hers. She of course picked Percy Jackson and the Olympians to read and loved it. We even created this fun FREE Percy Jackson Outdoor Adventure Hunt Printable to go along with the series.
Reading series like these helps Brooklin inspire her little sister, who is learning to read. So, for our last summer adventure, we took the whole family for a campfire at the beach to tell mythology stories. We first started with the story of Zeus and how he was hidden as a child in a cave on the Cretan Mount Ida. From there, we told stories about what it might have been to make decisions like Zeus and had a really good time.
We were inspired by the author of the Percy Jackson series, Rick Riordan, who started this series as a bedtime story for his children, just making up his own mythological adventures.
So, with the Percy Jackson series as our example, we made up our own mythological adventures with Zeus. We also roasted some marshmallows and enjoyed hearing about all of Brooklin’s favorite parts in the books. For instance, a lot of school-aged kids always wonder why certain subjects in school matter. Well, in the Percy Jackson series, Percy does end up using a lot of what he learns in mortal school on his otherworldly adventures, which Brooklin loved. This is kind of the perfect segue as we head back to school.
In fact, her little sister has vowed that as soon as she can, she wants to read the series too!
It’s great seeing strong female characters in books as well and Percy Jackson has his friend, the demigod Annabeth, who proves that girls are strong and capable of anything!
I hope that finishing an entire 5-book series this summer will inspire her to pick up another series next summer. Celebrating her wins and using stories to help create family memories is what it is all about.
You can learn more about the series by Rick Riordan on ReadRiordan.com
Did your kiddos read any book series this summer? How are you enjoying your final days of summer before school?