Summer is just around the corner, and like many teachers, you may be thinking about ways to keep your students’ skills up during those months while they are away from school. Or maybe you’re a mom or dad who needs ideas to keep your little one busy. Never fear! I have a few ideas you might try out.
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- We can bring home really enticing books to read to them. Even kids in upper elementary enjoy listening to their parents read, so please do not stop.
- Write them letters and ask them to write you back. (You might involve grandma too.)
- Get them audio books to listen to. They can read along (and hear fluent reading).
- Take them shopping at your favorite book store. No doubt they’ll find a book they want you to buy.
- Offer incentives…”If you finish this book, we’ll go get ice cream as a reward.”
- Plan visits to interesting places and encourage your child to research it before you go.
- See the movie version of books AFTER you read them.
- Set up a cozy reading spot and stock it with a great collection.
So, try out a few experiments, visit your favorite museums or sightseeing places, and take time to play at the park. When you do, carry along a book. You never know. You might find the perfect reading spot!