Tips to Keep Your Kids Reading This Summer
School is usually the last thing students are concerned about during their breaks - it’s all sun, fun and friends. But breaks from school are times when completely cutting out learning can be detrimental to a student.
According to Serve.gov’s Strong Minds campaign, kids can lose months of progress in reading achievement over summer vacations. Use these tips to keep your kids learning and engaged:
- To encourage summer reading, begin by checking out some of the Library of Congress’ recommended booklists, including their recent list, “Books That Shaped America.”
- Explore the selection of classic books that kids can read free online through the Library of Congress - easy access and enjoyment!
- Read a blog full of tips and suggestions from the Department of Education about ways to keep kids’ minds actively engaged.
- Use this helpful tool from the National Center for Education Statistics to find a library near you to pick up some interesting new titles.
- Check out the National Book Festival, or find a book fair in your state.
And since everybody knows kids love fun and games after a long day of learning, have them explore the Kids.gov collection of reading games available online.