By: Reading Rockets
For most parents, it's a challenge to keep kids reading and writing all summer. Suddenly 10 weeks of summer can feel like a very long time! We've got a summer literacy challenge for you and your child. It's modest enough to be manageable — pick just one thing a week to kick start your week's literacy adventures. But it's also challenging enough to include a wide range of literacy fun for the whole family.-Reading Rockets
Read the full article at Reading Rockets. Here are some ideas mentioned that will make for some fun learning over the summer:
- Investigate your public library's summer reading program
- Listen up! Audiobooks are a great way to engage readers and can introduce students to books above their reading level-Speakaboos.com, offers free audio books for children.
- Make your own audio book!
- Go wordless. Wordless picture books are told entirely through their illustrations.
- Visit a museum, online! You'll be surprised by how much you can explore without leaving your house. One example is the Smithsonian Institution Kids site.
- Pack in a whole adventure! Find FREE themed reading adventure packs that encourage hands-on fun and learning, centered around paired fiction and nonfiction books. Visit the Reading Rockets Adventure Pack page.
- Point, shoot, and write.
- Explore author interviews from over 100 authors on Reading Rockets Author Interview page.
- Write it down. Encourage your child to keep a simple journal or summer diary.
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