5 Great Summer Reading Resources
The research is clear that students who don’t read in the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress, and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect (readingrockets.org). This article includes information about a few summer reading programs and some fun reading apps. Find a fun summer reading program that works for your family and that allows your kids to enjoy summer while keeping up on their reading skills!
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Children are challenged to read every day and make it fun. Follow the link below to register your child and download resources. Did you send your kids back to school before realizing you could have had them in the summer reading program? No problem! This program occurs every summer!
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading
When students read and record just eight books, they can bring the form into a Barnes and Noble store and receive a free book!
Summer Reading Bingo
If your child doesn’t want to sit down and read for 30 minutes, consider using this fun reading bingo card. Each day, your child chooses one of the squares and completes the reading activity. Consider giving your child a small prize when he or she has BINGO! Visit this link to print the bingo card.
Amazon’s Summer Reading Suggestions
Are you unsure of which books to suggest for your child? Visit this link to see Amazon’s book suggestions for kids of all ages!
For early readers, visit the PBS Kids Reading Activity page. Here you’ll find fun family activities that help encourage pre-reading skills in very young children, including a word of the day, printable resources, and daily activities that incorporate word smarts into craft projects.