For many children, school is now out for summer. If not, they are counting down the days. Studies show that students drop reading levels at the start of a new year from lack of summer reading. Don’t let this happen to a child you know!
Summer is a time of lazy days with more daylight – more light for reading time! Encourage children to keep their mind active over the summer months. Here are just a few reading ideas.
- Join your library reading program. Many libraries have fun themes, extra activities, and even prizes!
- Read a book in a hammock.
- Start your morning with a puzzle.
- Tell ghost stories (or any story) around the camp fire.
- Take a book to the beach, park, grandparent’s house, or anyone else.
- Listen to audio books on road trips.
- Act out your favorite book.
- Read a book about stars then star gaze.
- Read a book about gardening then help plant your own garden.
- Adults also read to show an example.
- Read to the family dog/cat/hamster. (They don’t care if mistakes are made.)
- Have a bookclub and discuss the book.
- Read a book before bed. (Instead of tv time)
- Read about the place you’re going to visit or where you’d like to go.
- Pick up any book and just read!!!