summer reading program
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!!!