5 Ways to Raise a Summer Reader

Summer ReadingEveryone knows summer reading is vital to keeping kids on track and preventing the dreaded “summer slump.” It’s been proven that kids who read over the summer are less likely to fall behind. Here are 5 tips to help keep our kids reading all summer long — and have fun while they’re doing it.

1. Library-Palooza
Make plans to check out multiple libraries in your town. Your children may enjoy the varied selections, different children’s sections, and programming hosted at different branches. Often, local libraries host events throughout the summer. Check to see what the libraries near you have to offer.

2. Change the Location
A change in surroundings may increase interest for more hesitant readers. Spread out a picnic blanket and read in the backyard. Set up the camping tent or create a blanket fort in the kitchen and designate it as a reading spot. Reading is wonderful as it allows the participants to be flexible. Don’t be afraid to mix it up and make your surroundings fun and inviting.

3. Read a Variety of Books
Expose your children to a variety of books this summer. Introduce them to new genres. Explore new sections of the library together. Consider options like comic books, how-to books, cookbooks, or non-fiction books. Your child may discover they love reading to learn new information or skills.

4. Set an Example
Setting aside time each day for family reading lets our children know that we value and enjoy reading. Let your children know that you choose to read — because you love it! While you are busy encouraging your child to make time to read, make plans to dive into that novel your favorite movie is based on or stock up on some classics at the library.

5. Summer Reading Enrichment Program
Your student can discover the love of reading this summer with Omega Learning® Center’s enrichment-based OutpAce® curriculum. Our certified teachers help your student develop and improve the fundamentals of reading including sight words, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, language arts, and writing skills.

Omega Learning® Center offers Tutoring K-12 with certified teachers for every subject in school. Find a center near you. http://OmegaLearning.com

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Source: http://www.scholastic.com/parents/blogs/scholastic-parents-learning-toolkit/5-ways-to-increase-summer-reading

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