During the school year, all of our children are learning and growing, and summer is a fun time to keep those reading skills active and strong! Families can make a huge difference by encouraging children to read over the summer. Here’s some quick advice from the district literacy folks:
Read aloud with your children.
Make reading joyful.
Let children’s interests drive reading choices.
A little every day makes more difference than a lot all at once.
Create some some screen-free time–it makes a difference!
Several other easy and fun learning ideas to keep young kids reading, writing, doing math, and interested in the sciences over the summer are found on this google document, as compiled by Thousand Oaks teacher Kathleen Marte.
Berkeley Public Library Summer Reading — All Ages!
Want to travel to faraway lands? Sail the Seven Seas? Jump into the future or take a trip into the past? Blast off to Pluto? Get a book, audiobook, or an e-book for a road trip? Or just dive deep into your own imagination? Explore somewhere you’ve always wanted to go? Reading takes you everywhere!