While I certainly understand the thought of "Run, run as fast as you can...." as the last bell of the school year sounds, the image of children, a century ago, tossing their papers in the air as they headed into the fields for the summer is no longer realistic!
Summer reading is essential for maintaining and even growing the reading habit! In fact, in our busy school year lives, there may be even less time to read than during the summer,!
- Parents and caregivers, set an example and have a book or magazine available during down times at the pool or on long, hot summer evenings!
- Make sure kids go to the library to pick out books they WANT to read.
- Have shared reading moments regularly.
- Take books and magazines on trips.