During the summer it is a good idea to keep your kids reading to help them not lose any ground academically. Here’s an article with some helpful tips on how to prevent, what the academic world calls the summer slide and some tips on how to find reading material that is a good fit for your child. Don’t worry, it’s a short read.
Need some ideas to help you encourage your children to read? Here are several.
- This Summer Reading Challenge looks fun. It has a checklist of not only things to read, as in different sources like an ebook, a comic book, or even a recipe but also includes a checklist of different ways to read, like with a flashlight, to a pet, and at the library. There may be one or two you want to change out but I thought it was a nice free printable.
- This is a simple bookmark with colored dots to punch as your child reads a book.
- At this site you can download and print a Summer Reading Bingo and she gives ideas for using it as well, especially waiting until the Summer reading needs a little infusion to keep going.
- Then there is this fun challenge to read in 100 different places or to different people.
- Here’s another bingo card to print.
- And don’t forget your local library’s Summer Reading Program. Also check with the bookstores in your area. I remember Barnes and Noble used to have one that rewarded the children with one of 6 free paperbacks for reading a certain number of books.
If you need book suggestions, just do a search on pinterest. I saw lots of ideas there, for all ages.
And remember to take time for reading yourself. Kids do what they see others do.
Until next time, God bless,