Learning and growing in a new skill – like a musical instrument, a hobby, or a sport – takes time and daily dedication. If one were to take a three-month hiatus from learning, their advancement would take a serious hit. Reading is no different. This is especially crucial for young minds who are just learning to read and comprehend the material. For this reason, it’s imperative to keep your child reading during summer vacation. Here are a few tips to make that happen.
Stick to a schedule of reading 30 minutes a day.
By having this consistency, children will develop a habit of integrating reading into their daily routine. To further encourage this task, perhaps make it a family reading time – everybody will benefit!
Associate reading material with family outings.
If you take a trip to a zoo, choose a book to read that explores animals and animal habitats. This correlation will help the material resonate with your young reader and help expand their context.
Offer rewards and incentives for reading.
The word “bribe” might not be the best to use, but hey – if the shoe fits. Sometimes creating this positive feedback loop of reading + incentive can be super beneficial for a child. If they love going swimming, perhaps encourage them to get their 30 minutes of reading done first before they can go.
It’s not the easiest thing to keep your child reading during summer vacation – but if you do, the academic and holistic benefits will show. At Superbooks, we have a wide selection of reading material available to help young readers during the summer months. Explore our catalog here.Keep Your Child Reading During Summer Vacation