Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Kids, Parents, and Summer Reading

Tweeted from Jen Robinson, (from whom I acquire all my early literacy news) comes this tidbit. She found an article from the Children's Book Review on how parents can keep their kids reading during summer break. My favorite are numbers two and three:
  • Visit the library. If your child doesn't have a library card, summer is a great time to sign up. In addition to a wide selection of books to borrow, many libraries have fun, child-friendly summer reading programs.
  • Lead by example. Read the newspaper at breakfast, pick up a magazine at the doctor's office, and stuff a paperback in your beach bag. If kids see the adults around them reading often, they will understand that literature can be a fun and important part of their summer days.
Yaaaaaaaaaaay! Check out the article for more.

1 comment:

Jen Robinson said...

Glad you liked that one. I thought it was excellent, too. It's great to keep seeing this message reinforced out there. Gives me hope for the future.