The more students read, the better they read. Help your child be successful by encouraging and supporting reading this summer.
- Let your child select what books he/she wants to read.
- Browse the public library collection for a wide selection of books. Ask the Library Staff for help in finding fun books to read.
- Make reading fun! Read to and with your child. Discuss books as you share them.
- Reading is reading! Magazines, newspapers, comics, and books all provide fun reading opportunities.
- Encourage youngsters to try a new literary genre or subject. Try nonfiction as well as fiction. Share some funny poems, a mystery or historical fiction. Check out a book of science experiments or art projects.
- Encourage your child to read at least 15 minutes each day.
- Set reading goals. Very young readers are able to read or share a new book each day.
- Make opportunities to extend learning beyond books.
- Read an insect book and visit your own backyard or a local park.
You are your child's most important teacher!
Spend time talking with your child every day, as this builds upon your child’s language, vocabulary and comprehension. Read a book and talk about the story. Watch a movie and discuss the characters. Plan how the story could have ended differently. Most of all, have fun. Enjoy the time you have with your child throughout the summer.Fun ideas and websites to use with your child:
PBS Kids provides hundreds of fun educational games with PBS KIDS favorites such as Curious George, Elmo, Super Why, The Cat in the Hat and many more! http://pbskids.org/
Storyline Online features videos with famous people reading children’s book aloud. Each book includes accompanying activities. http://www.storylineonline.net/
Speakaboos is a reading website that includes online stories, educational activities, games, worksheets, arts and crafts and more! http://www.speakaboos.com/
Read Kiddo Read offers recommendations for children’s book titles organized by age. Books are summarized and there are connections to similar books or other books by the same author. http://www.readkiddoread.com/home
A Book and a Hug is where parents can select book titles by interest or reading level. Books are summarized and reviewed. Young readers can also write their own reviews of their favorite books. http://www.abookandahug.com/
Scholastic offers a wealth of information for parents, including reading tips, book suggestions, and free printable worksheets and activities. http://www.scholastic.com/parents/