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Summer Reading - Tip # 40 Free Choice Reading

Summer Reading 

Free Choice Reading

Even with assigned reading, homework and a slew of extra curricular activities, help kids find time at home and at school for self-selected reading. This helps to maximize engagement and develop the reading habit.

I hope you enjoy this summer reading tip!  The 2009 Summer Challenge has come to an end…but don’t forget to keep reading for fun during the school year!

Summer Reading - Tip # 39 Forward to School

Summer Reading 

Forward to School

Use books to ease the transition from Summer to Fall…from vacation to school. You will find back-to-school themed books for all ages and stages on www.scholastic.com 

I hope you enjoy this summer reading tip!  The 2009 Summer Challenge has come to an end…but don’t forget to keep reading for fun during the school year!

Summer Reading - Tip # 38 Play a Board Game

Summer Reading 

Play a Board Game

Get a new board game for the family and have your child read the directions and teach it to everyone also.

I hope you enjoy this summer reading tip!  The 2009 Summer Challenge has come to an end…but don’t forget to keep reading for fun during the school year!

Summer Reading - Tip # 37 Act Green

Summer Reading 

Act Green

Kids today have a real interest in conservation issues.  Encourage them to read up on them and then visit Act Green at www.scholastic.com/actgreen and to find out how to take action in an earth-friendly way.

I hope you enjoy this summer reading tip!  The Summer Challenge is in full swing, so encourage your child to participate and prevent the “summer slide.”

Summer Reading - Tip # 36 Trading Books

Summer Reading 

Trading Books

One way to stretch your book budget and get your hands on more books is to swap books with other families and friends.

I hope you enjoy this summer reading tip!  The Summer Challenge is in full swing, so encourage your child to participate and prevent the “summer slide.”

Summer Reading - Tip # 35 Keep Track

Summer Reading 

Keeping Track

Have everyone in the family keep a log or read.  Set a goal and then celebrate when the magic number of books has been achieved, celebrate.

I hope you enjoy this summer reading tip!  The Summer Challenge is in full swing, so encourage your child to participate and prevent the “summer slide.”

Summer Reading - Tip # 34 Books for Breakfast

Summer Reading 

Books for Breakfast

With summer’s more leisurely pace, reading to your kids just doesn’t have to be a bedtime task. Experiment reading to them at breakfast or any time.

I hope you enjoy this summer reading tip!  The Summer Challenge is in full swing, so encourage your child to participate and prevent the “summer slide.”

Summer Reading - Tip # 33 Stay Up Late

Summer Reading 

Stay Up Late

Extend bedtime for more time for reading.

I hope you enjoy this summer reading tip!  The Summer Challenge is in full swing, so encourage your child to participate and prevent the “summer slide.”

Summer Reading - Tip # 32 Reading on the Go

Summer Reading 

Reading on the Go

Look for interesting signs, license plates from different states and other print when you are walking or driving in a car, subway or bus.

I hope you enjoy this summer reading tip!  The Summer Challenge is in full swing, so encourage your child to participate and prevent the “summer slide.”

Summer Reading - Tip # 31 Get Organized

Summer Reading 

Get Organized

Summer is a great time to get your children’s books organized. 

Here’s a simple S.O.S process: 

    Sort – decide what to keep

    Organize – by author? by topic? –arrange books in a way that work for you.

    Share – find ways to give used books to libraries, schools or others who can use them.

I hope you enjoy this summer reading tip!  The Summer Challenge is in full swing, so encourage your child to participate and prevent the “summer slide.”

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