The Fight Against Sumer Slide/The Fight For Summer Reading

Back to school is only a month away for most, but there are still a number of sunshiny weeks left to summer!

It may not seem it, but summer can be a tough time on the minds of young ones.

Although there are so many fun activities to participate in, it is during the summer months that many students fall victim to summer slide. 

You remember summer slide – that horrible ailment that occurs when students mentally shut off for a few months and forget every thing they learned the previous school year.

We at Traveling Stories understand that it can be difficult to keep your children excited about reading when there are so many other summer activities vying for their attention.

Fear not though, as we have a solution for you!

How to Keep Your Child Excited About Summer Reading

Kids love events full of fun and excitement, and there is no reason reading cannot fall in to both of those categories. The real trick to keeping your child interested in reading during the summer months is to make reading fun (Well ok, even more fun than it usually is, because lets face it – reading rocks)!

Try our FUN SUMMER READING CHECKLIST!

This checklist will help put an interesting twist on summer reading, and give your child a something to work towards!

  • READ BY FLASHLIGHT

  • READ A BOOK IN A SILLY VOICE

  • READ A COMIC BOOK

  • READ A BOOK AS A FAMILY

  • READ A BOOK ABOUT A COUNTRY

  • READ UNDER A TREE

  • READ A BOOK ABOUT FRIENDSHIP

  • READ A BOOK ABOUT SPACE

  • READ A BOOK IN A BLANKET FORT

  • READ A BOOK TO A PET

  • READ A BOOK WITH A COLOR IN THE TITLE

  • READ A BOOK WITH CHAPTERS

  • READ AT BREAKFAST

  • READ A BOOK ABOUT A CITY FAR AWAY

  • READ A BOOK OF POEMS

  • READ A BOOK ABOUT A FAVORITE ANIMAL

  • READ A MYSTERY

  • READ A FUNNY BOOK

  • READ TO A SIBLING

Make it a personal goal, with perhaps a prize for completing the list! Make it a family challenge, race to the finish and see who can check off all the different books first!

Take it to the pool, take it to the beach, you can even take it under a nice shady tree.

Regardless, just make it fun!

Traveling Stories Summer Reading Challenge

Speaking of keeping your young ones interested in reading this summer – don’t forget that the Traveling Stories Summer Reading Challenge is still taking place at the StoryTents.

This year’s challenge is running until September 2nd, and is available for children ages 2-12.

As always, StoryTent goers can earn Book Bucks for each read book at any of the StoryTent locations. During the Summer Reading Challenge, readers will be able to cash their Book Bucks in for some seriously awesome back to school goodies!

Get the full details by checking out our Summer Reading Challenge 2019 blog!

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