Gear Up For Summer Reading!

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Summer is here! While you are gearing up for fun at the pool, on the baseball diamond, and planning family vacations, it is important to be thinking about the role reading should have in your summer plans. Reading is like training for a marathon. It requires daily practice, which includes over the summer months. It is imperative that children continue to read over the months away from school.  Experts agree that students who fail to read over the summer regress in their reading, whereas children who continue to read maintain and improve their reading abilities!

Summer is a busy time for children and families, but it’s important to make reading a part of your daily routine. Choose a consistent time for reading and try to stick to this each day. Choose a time that will be less likely to be interrupted, such as after breakfast or before bed.

I hope that your summer plans include fun and relaxation, but also that reading will play an important role in your daily routine. Check out the links below for some great summer reading ideas and fun family events to do this summer.

Don't forget to visit our new Little Free Library out in front of our school. Take a book and leave a book all summer long! Visit often!!

Helpful Links for Summer Reading

- Summer Activity Guide

https://docs.google.com/document/d/15nDKKmoPQdvG6EZ2hbBVyfidGeooitn05JYvZwjdBBQ/edit?usp=sharing

- Summer Reading Tips for Parents

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/summer-reading-tips-parents

- Unite for Literacy Online Books

http://uniteforliteracy.com/

- Rosemary Garfoot Public Library Program and Events

http://www.scls.lib.wi.us/csp/children/

- Half Price Books Summer Reading Program

https://www.hpb.com/fyb/

- Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/summer-reading/379003570/

- Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2015

- Fun Brain Games for Math, Grammar, and Spelling

http://www.funbrain.com

- Book It

http://bookitprogram.com/internal/BISummer-ParentFlyer_2015.pdf