A SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

When your child’s summer activities include swimming, playing in the park, riding bikes, and visiting family, it might be difficult to find time to read.

When school is out, your children’s reading abilities should continue to improve. Some ideas for incorporating reading into your child’s summer activities are as follows:

  • Look around your library. If you haven’t already, take your kids to the library to check out some new books and magazines. Many libraries offer reading programs for children, including summer reading lists, book clubs, and reading contests. The completion of their summer reading lists is often rewarded with a free book. With their library card, young children will be able to borrow books from the library.
  • On the go, read. Were you planning to take a long road or air journey? Be sure to have all of your child’s favorite books on hand. It’s possible to read books aloud if you are not driving. Get a few audiobooks from your local library and listen to them together when you’re on the road.
  • Be a self-publisher. Have your child draw or cut out photos of something your family looks forward to each year over the summer – whether it’s time spent with friends, a vacation, summer camp, soccer, ice cream, or the pool. For each page of the book, urge your youngster to write a short paragraph about what the picture depicts. Your child’s words can be used to narrate the narrative to you so that you can write it down. Take turns reading the book when you’re done.
  • Keeping in touch is important. Summer vacation writing doesn’t necessitate a trip away from home. It’s unnecessary to leave the house to encourage your child to write letters to family and friends. Identify a family member who can serve as your child’s penfriend and promote a weekly exchange of letters.
  • Keep up your regular reading schedule. Maintain your family’s reading routines even if the rest of the year is different. Whether it’s shortly before bed or a quiet day under a tree, you should read to your children at least once a day. Let your child join in on the reading fun!