Now that summer is here, there is nothing my kids look forward to more than the educational opportunities that I plan for them.
If only that were true.
They want nothing to do with anything remotely resembling school work during the summer. I can completely understand this sentiment; I am a teacher and I want nothing to do with school during the summer either. However, the “summer slide” is a real thing and it is important to keep our kids using their brains at least a little bit during the summer.
Some kids already love to read. When I was growing up, I always had a book by my side. However, not all kids view reading as a pleasurable activity. If your kids need a little more encouragement to read (like a couple of mine do) this summer, here are some ways to make reading fun!
One of our first trips every summer is to the library. Our local library always has a theme and special events during the summer. My kids also love to participate in the reading contest every summer. I love how the library customizes the contest for each age group, so all ages are able to win prizes for reading. Another big plus for library time is the air conditioning. Sometimes it is just too hot to play outside.
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