For most children, summer vacation is a time for staying up late, sleeping in, playing video games for hours each day, and doing as much of “nothing” as is humanly possible! They want to get as much of this done as they can before school starts in the fall. Parents (educators too) need to be sure that children are not falling into the depths of summer vacation and experiencing “summer slide”. Extensive research has been done, and the results conclude that children who read on a regular basis during the summer can improve their reading level and fluency. Lack of or no reading at all during the summer can make a student’s transition to the next grade level somewhat difficult, so why not find creative ways to get your child engaged in reading during summer vacation? It can only help!
Here are some tips regarding how to help your child become committed to reading during the summer and school year as well.