Kids love the summer break. So why won’t they, though? The schools are out for the summer, literally no science fairs, no literature assignments, essay writing, nor math classes. So instead, it’s a time to rest and just have all the fun summer promises.
However, we must keep our kids engaged so they don’t experience an intellectual decline from the previous school year’s lessons. One way to get your kids ready for the following school year and not lag behind their mates by doing nothing proactive during the break is by encouraging them to get a summer reading list or enroll in a summer reading program.
Why summer reading?
- Creates community among kids
A summertime reading program brings kids of the same level together, creating a bond of community, exchange of ideas, and healthy networking.
- Improves and maintains reading skills
This is undoubtedly the primary reason for summer reading. It’s a sure way to ensure your kids only upgrade their reading skills as well as their passion and zeal for reading.
- Access to resources
Summer reading programs allow you access to varieties of books. This makes it easier for your kids to settle comfortably into one genre while exploring other book genres.
I was in luck when I discovered the blog Nerd Alert, which has excellent book reviews written by Phoebe, the middle-school-aged daughter of Jenny, and Andy of Dinner a Love Story. It’s a fantastic blog—the selections are unexpected, she gives age recommendations and just enough of a sense of story that you can figure out if it’s up to your kid’s alley.
I’m ordering three books she recommended right now to help my kids sharpen their reading skills even while on holiday.
You should too.
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