We know how important it is for children to read, or be read to. We also know that in today’s digitalized world with all its addictive video content, it is difficult to find ways to make reading appeal to the young ones. There are many good ways a parent can try to make reading a positive experience, but in this article, I will focus on one tool in particular: the reading log. NOTE: If you don’t want to read more about my printable reading logs, you can simply scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the download link.

This time, however, I’m not talking about the classic reading logs. You know, the ones that basically only consists of a table where you fill in the name of the book together with other information, such as a rating of the book, minutes read etc. No, this time I am going to introduce you to a reading log that your child can color in. This reading log is perfect for young children, even toddlers! Basically, the coloring is a reward for the child and a fun activity that will make reading something he or she looks forward to every day.

Ways to Use a Reading Log That Kids Can Color

How does this color-able reading log work?

Well, the most common way of using the color-able reading log is to color one book after each time the child reads, or is read, a book. If you want, you can offer a small reward when all books have been colored in. This reward could be some fun acitivity you would do together, a little picnic or maybe a small treat.

An alternative way of using these reading logs is to only color the illustrations, not the book stack itself. In this case, you could instead write down the names of the books that have been read in the book stack and simply make the printable beautiful by coloring it.

The 13 reading log designs that I give away at the bottom of this article are cute and imaginative, and at least my son loved coloring them in, so I hope your children will do the same 🙂

What’s included in the download:

  • 13 beautiful reading logs for children (some are more girl-y, some are more boyish and some are gender neutral)
  • all designs are perfect for coloring in
  • all files are high-resolution printable PDFs of the highest quality (300dpi)
  • instant, free download. No signing up to newsletter or anything from your part, really 🙂

Below is the link that will bring you to a “Reading Logs For Children” Dropbox folder. You can download the reading logs you like or all of them at once. You don’t need to have a Dropbox account to download the printables.

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Last Update: October 20, 2020