Summer Reading FUN for Kids!

Summer Reading FUN for Kids!

Want to know how to encourage a great summer of reading FUN for kids? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Summer is here and it brings a long, relaxing break from the classroom for millions of children. It will be a time for swimming and playing, enjoying lazy days with family and friends.  There will be afternoons spent with favorite activities, too. At the same time, we hope some of that time will be spent reading great books, as this can go a long way in retaining and even boosting skills for the next school year. That way, a summer of reading fun can lead to an even better fall term for kids!

To help parents and teachers prepare for a summer break that allows and encourages more good reading for kids, we have gathered a list of new resources to make it easy.  Here, you’ll discover recently published book lists for kids.  In addition, there are FREE activities and other reading resources for the coming summer months. We hope you will find this list helpful AND enjoyable for both you AND the children in your life.

EASY Tips for a Great Summer of Reading FUN

1. Bring BOOKS with you EVERYWHERE! Keep a basket with a variety of kids’ books in your family room and another in the kitchen. Store a backpack with books ready to read while kids are riding in the car as you do errands and other activities.  Bring reading outside to the backyard or on the patio with a weather-proof container of books tucked in a corner.

2. Also, visit your local library often this summer, too!  Your kids will remember those visits for years to come—AND thank you later!

Other Summer Reading Resources That Are FUN, too!

2018 ALSC Summer Reading Lists (Birth to Grade 8) from the Association of Library Service to Children
http://www.ala.org/alsc/publications-resources/book-lists/2018-summer-reading-list

Evergreen Audiobooks 2017 (Pre-K to Grade 8) from the Association of Library Service to Children
http://www.ala.org/alsc/publications-resources/book-lists/evergreenaudio

2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens from the ALA-American Library Association
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2018-great-graphic-novels-teens

Summer Read-a-Palooza 2020 from Scholastic, Inc.
Welcome to the Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza for 2020! Get ready for the best and most magical summer ever!
https://www.scholastic.com/summer/home/

FREE Activities & Printables for Reading FUN! from Scholastic, Inc.
http://www.scholastic.com/parents/activities-and-printables

Image courtesy of : Brennan Innovators, LLC: www.FocusandRead.com and Pixabay: https:pixabay.com

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