We all look forward to summer, especially kids. Time spent away from the classroom and outdoors is a healthy way for kids to explore and expand their social health but it can also detract from their reading skills. Reading is important when it comes to academics and has been shown to have a direct correlation with academic success.
This summer, don’t let your kids slack in their reading by showing them that reading can be fun too. Incorporating books with upcoming holidays, like the 4th of July, can help get kids interested in reading. Whether kids are looking forward to a big barbecue, a family picnic, a weekend getaway, or simply watching the fireworks on the 4th of July, a book on the subject is sure to get them reading. Not only does it motivate kids to read by appealing to a holiday, it is also a great vehicle for introducing kids to our nation’s history.
Incorporating books with summer activities is a great way to get kids to read. It can also get them excited to partake in the activities they read about. If your family is planning any sports activities like going camping, playing baseball, football or soccer on the 4th of July, we have a series of personalized books that can get them excited to participate. “Football Star”, “G-o-o-oal!”, “Homer & Me” are all great personalized sports books that can help get your kids geared up to play ball. Other personalized books like “My CampingAdventure” and “My Fishing Adventure” can mirror the summer spirit and help inspire kids to read just as much as it inspires them to get outside and explore.