Summer is a time for relaxing, swimming, playing outdoors and having fun. Sharing books and reading together with your child is fun and relaxing. I love to read books at the beach and the pool. Spending as little as 20 to 30 minutes a day reading will help your child practice reading strategies and skills they’ve learned during the year. By reading to your child and having your child read books over the summer may improve comprehension skills and fluency development.
- Visit the library regularly and check out books together.
- Create a scrapbook and keep a journal of special trips. Buy postcards or take pictures and label to show where you’ve been. Write a paragraph of where you went and what you did.
- Have plenty of writing and drawing paper around the house. Make sure you have pencils, pens, makers, and crayons available. Write letters to classmates or family members. Write and illustrate a book.
- Write sentences on the computer and insert pictures. Your child will maintain computer skills learned during the school year.
- Read a book and then watch the movie. Compare and contrast the two different versions of the story.
- Subscribe to a child’s magazine.
Have an exciting summer reading with your child.