Do kids need a break from reading during the summer months? The short answer – no. Can summer reading be fun? Absolutely! Like adults, kids need to engage in activities that “exercise” their brains and help them to stay sharp. Reading (a little bit every day) during the summer is essential for retaining already learned information, and results in the development of higher level thinking skills needed to be successful in the coming school year. Now the tricky part: convincing them…
Take off your socks, throw on your sunnies, grab a cool lemonade, and bury your nose (sunscreened of course) into a great book this summer!
Written by Kimberly Desautels, Educational Strategist with Wildflowers