Summer Reading Tips for Children
Over the summer months many children forget much of what they learned while in school. You can boost their memory in turn helping their education once school starts up again by having them read throughout the summer. There are quite a few ways to get your child motivated, as well as yourself, about reading this summer.
Keep them involved
Head to your local library, keeping your child involved in summer reading programs will motivate them to continue reading through the summer months. Reading is important to keep the mind active so that they retain the information that was learned throughout the school year. Many libraries offer both adult and child summer reading programs and contests as well as weekly playgroups and story times that your child can take part it.
If your child ever claims the infamous, “I’m bored” statement, make sure that your response is to go read a book! Make sure that your children of all ages have plenty of books to read. They will have no reason to claim they are bored if they have a good variety of books that they like available to them. Try out sites like Betterworld Books, you can find variety of books for under $4 each in great condition. You could also try out your local thrift stores and find books for pennies on the dollar. Especially if they have half off days, you could pick up a shelf full of books for $10, you can’t beat that price.
While out and about have your child read things that they see, bill boards, signs, menus, boxes in the grocery store. Anything that you can do to help boost your child’s reading level throughout the year will be beneficial to them when school starts again.
You can also check out some online resources, some teachers will have recommendations, but a quick Google search will also turn up quite also few. Free apps can be downloaded and sheets can be printed off with reading activities that your child will be excited about completing.