Children who read do better in school – so make sure your child is a reader!
10 Easy Ways to Get Children to Read This Summer
- Get your child a library card at your local public library. It’s free!
- Sign your child up for Summer Reading at the local public library and enjoy free programs with fun activities, storytelling, reading contests, crafts and more.
- Read with your child every day. Take advantage of “waiting” time to share books: on trips, at the doctor’s office, or in line at the grocery store.
- Take a basket of books for reading breaks from fun in the sun, sand and water at the beach, lake or pool.
- Read on your own and talk to your child about what you’re reading. Families who share reading experiences raise children who read well.
- Visit the library every week and bring the whole family. Need books in languages other than English? Ask a librarian!
- Turn on the closed captioning during TV shows so children can see the words as they hear them.
- Keep a list on the refrigerator of the books everyone has read during the summer.
- Discover more about your favorite hobbies or activities this summer by reading books from your local public library.
- Encourage beginning readers to read their books to you while you are driving.
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