That’s why students need to keep reading all summer long. Here are some good ways to keep your children reading:
Encourage them to read magazines. There’s a magazine for almost any interest, from archery to kayaking. Visit your library to see some of the magazines that are available. If possible, help your child subscribe to one that is of special interest.
Listen to books on tape. Kids who don’t like sitting in one place long enough to read a book may fall in love with books on tape. Many public libraries have excellent collections.
Read a book together. Summer is a great time to reread a favorite book—or to enjoy a new book together. Go to the bookstore or library to choose a book you’ll both read. Then, talk about it when you’ve both read it.
Try a new type of literature. If your child always reads science fiction, encourage her to try a mystery. If she likes thrillers, see if she’d like a western.
Read a how-to book. Most kids like to learn new skills. If he’s interested in computers (or playing tennis, or building model railroads), a how-to book on the subject can make reading fun and rewarding.
Let your child see you reading. A good example works.
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