What can you do? Talk about the school’s summer reading list with your child and what books might be interesting to read. Get input from your child’s teacher or you local librarian. Sign up for one of the summer reading programs in your area. Usually bookstores and libraries have a summer-themed reading program that offers special activities including a final celebration. Remember that children love being read to, so sit down and read a book or magazine together and talk about your connections, predictions, questions, or what you learned. Play board games or app games that promote practice. Take trips to zoos, museums, parks, beaches, or local events. These experiences will build memories, personal relationships, and vocabulary. After the trip ask your child to write about the highlights. Along with some digital photos, your child will be proud of the summer journal or online family blog!
Summer is a time to sit back, relax, and enjoy vacation. It is also the perfect time for your child to discover the joys and benefits of daily reading.