Summer is just around the corner, and we’re all itching for some fun. Whether that includes watching a Brewers game at American Family Field, taking a hike at a local park, or cooling off in a pool, our kids need the chance to disconnect from technology and have some fun. And speaking of fun, an easy and low-cost way to do this is by encouraging your child to read. Reading helps develop vocabulary, imagination, and language skills
Avoid the common summer slide by encouraging your child to read. Continued reading during the summer can help students with speech-language concerns to reinforce skills learned throughout the school year and to allow the student to read self-selected books at his or her own pace. Check out these following great resources that will help you encourage your children to continue their reading habits.
- Learn more about your library’s free summer reading programs. Depending on your local health protocols, activities may be in person or online.
- Half Price Books offers a free summer reading program for children.
- Discover the best summer reads of 2021 at Barnes & Noble. They are giving away a free book through their Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program for kids in Grade 1 to 6.
- Audible Stories is a free streaming service that offers numerous audiobooks for children of all ages.
- Teen readers might enjoy free weekly audiobook releases through AudioFile.
Whether you’re planning a staycation, camping trip, or a week-long vacation, don’t forget the importance of reading this summer.
Happy summer reading!