Children should read regularly throughout the summer so that they can come to school in the fall ready to learn.
Here are some ways to promote reading this summer:
Sign up your child up for a library summer reading program.
Take advantage of longer daylight hours and read your child’s bedtime story outside.
Try some twists on your regular read-aloud program. Read only a portion of a story to your child. Stop before revealing the plot. Then have your child predict the outcome and read the remainder of the book.
Set aside part of each day as “drop everything and read” time. They'll be practicing their reading, and you’ll be able to have some quiet time.
Plan a book swap party. Ask your child to invite four or five friends to your house. Admission: two used books that they enjoyed reading. Kids can swap their opinions about favorite books and then trade the books.
Play word games when you’re riding in the car. Who can think of a word that rhymes with beauty? How many other words can you think of that start with the same sound as banana?
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