Summer is a freeing time for most kids. You’re probably already sick of hearing “I’m bored” over and over. There’s plenty of time to run through the sprinklers, go camping, and stay up late playing board games. But if you’re a parent who wants your child to retain the reading skills that they’ve built throughout the school year, you need to figure out how to get them to continue reading throughout the summer, so here are a few tips that you can try with your child.
Go to Library Events
Your local public library likely puts on extra events during the summer to help kids stay engaged and entertained. Find activities that are related to reading or Storytime to help your child become more interested in reading. For instance, find out if there are any events that focus on a book that would be the appropriate reading level for your child. Going to the library and being surrounded by books is a great way to make reading fun. Specially if you yourself get books and share the joy of reading. Many libraries have books by interests so you can see what book serves as an anchor to your childs unique needs. If your kid is obsessed with unicorns, fashion, or Pokemon, find books with those interests to reach a gap between their interests and reading.
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