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!