Our Summer Book Clubs Are Here!

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Playful Learning Book Clubs

We are thrilled to announce our newest online workshops for playful learners—Summer Book Clubs! Our online book clubs offer parents a perfect solution for the summer learning gap.

Each week over the month of July or August, you will receive a reading assignment and an engaging video that contains a lesson and fun hands-on project. You can also enjoy online book discussions and connect with our teacher experts. Each book club has been created to explore the work of a celebrated author in depth.

Exposing children to a collection of books by one author (or illustrator) allows for multiple opportunities to develop critical thinking skills, extend meaning, compare and contrast texts, and dig deeper into the style of a potential writing mentor. Author studies are engaging, and the more children read the more their reading comprehension and fluency improve.

We’ve designed three options to meet the needs of different aged readers. Choose the Playful Learning Book Club that meets the needs of your child and spend the summer enjoying books and hands-on projects together! Each participant will receive a Certificate of Completion that they can bring back to school with them in September.


We look forward to a reading-filled summer!



With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.



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  1. Is this an independent study format? If a child has other activities during the day, would they still be able to do this? Thank you for your help.

    1. Hi Heather – Yes, these workshops are self-paced and you have ongoing access to all of the materials, so you can revisit them any time 🙂

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