Doing these things can keep your child’s reading skills active:
Set aside a period of time each day for all family members to read together, quietly to themselves or aloud.
If you can, subscribe to one or two magazines for your child.
Make extra trips to the library for reading material.
Send a reading “care package” to your child at camp. Or make up one for home. Include comics, magazines, and books by favorite authors.
Suggest that your child keep a reading log. She can title it “Books I’ve Read This Summer” and list the name, author, and date of each book read.
Collect maps and travel brochures together to read before making family trips and excursions.
Encourage your child to start a summer reading group. Members can lend each other books and share their reactions to what they’ve read.
If your child is interested in a certain movie or video, suggest that she first read the book on which it is based.
Read what your child reads and take time to talk about it.
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