What Can Families Do to Keep Children Reading During the Summer?

As children’s first and most important teachers, families have a major role to play in motivating children to read during the summer months. There are many strategies families might employ to encourage summertime reading:

  • Combine activities with books.
  • Visit the library.
  • Lead by example.
  • Talk it up.
  • Help kids find time to read.
  • Relax the rules for summer.
  • Have plenty of reading material around.
  • Use books to break the boredom.
  • Read aloud with kids.

Source: Reading is Fundamental

Available at: http://www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/articles/what-can-families-do-to-keep-children-reading-during-the-summer.htm

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