Here are some suggestions to keep your teen turning the pages:
1. Get a head start on fall. Have your teen ask a teacher for some books that will be assigned during the next school year. Reading them over the summer may mean higher grades and less homework next fall.
2. Consult a list. Ask for a list of books that other teens have enjoyed. Your local public library or the school library will be glad to offer suggestions.
3. Tie in reading to movies and TV programs. If your teen enjoys a movie, it may have been based on a book. Check it out and see which was better.
4. Give your teen permission to “bug out” of some activities—if he’s reading. Summer can be a time when your teen stays up a little later, sleeps a little later, and spends time relaxing. Let teens know that you’re willing to cut them slack if they’re reading.
5. Browse in a bookstore. Let your teen discover a section that interests him. Treat him to a paperback book of his choice.
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