Almost every student receives a suggested Reading List for their summer vacation. Have you encouraged your child to work on it? One of the biggest concerns with your child at home for summer vacation is the amount of literacy skills that can be lost, reading can help maintain those skills and entertain your child for hours.
As your child gets older for Middle School and High School they have required reading and will usually be tested on the book the first few weeks of school. Can’t find the list, you can typically find them on the school’s websites. Encourage your child to get it done this month, don’t wait until the last minute.
At our house we try to read the books our oldest has been assigned or at least follow up using online notes. It makes great dinner and car ride conversations to ask varying questions about the story. For our children it gives purpose to their reading and helps them to comprehend and create meaning.
The more they process that information the more they will remember it.
What has been your child’s favorite book this summer?