There are quite a few ways that you can start getting into great reading habits during the summer. One of the best ways to do this is simply to prioritize free choice and let the children pick out books that they are actually interested in reading. You alsow ant to find a good summer reading program to get into as well. Finally, since so many children have trouble finding books that they like, being a role model when it comes to reading is important as a parent.
- Reading is essential to young students but studies show summer reading drops off from school-year reading and it is growing trend.
- Children can be encouraged to read more if given more opportunity to choose materials and if engaged early on in reading program.
- A child who reads is often encouraged by a parent who also reads and sets up structured time to read in the household.
“Seventy percent of kids and 94% of parents agree that reading over the summer will help students during the school year.”