It is never too early to think about summer reading. The librarians are busily updating our summer reading lists, adding some new and exciting titles that your children are sure to love. Here at LREI we are so lucky to have 4 librarians who are constantly reading. We love talking books with our students, and love the fact that book recommending is a two way street around here.
Here are some suggestions to help your summer reader stay excited about reading this summer.
Book clubs! – Many children love dishing about books together. If you know you will be close to another family, why not set up a weekly book club with your children. Bring some snacks and guiding questions, and your children may just be reading more deeply than if they were on their own. Even if you are not close together, you can facetime a book club! Sometimes a little bit of technology is just what a reader needs to get interested!
Get outside! – Reading need not be an indoor activity. When you are going to the park, or out on the boat, or headed to the beach make sure to pack a bunch of books for your children to choose from.
Read together! – Nobody is too old for reading aloud. Whether it’s a picture book or a chapter book, schedule some daily family time for a read aloud. Be it 5 minutes or an hour, it will be a fun activity that your children will look forward to.
Don’t forget to stop by our Book Swap Thursday May 17 and Friday May 18 to find some new-to-you books to get excited about!