Summer vacation is an exciting time in the life of a child. It feels like the entire world is at their feet and they can finally do whatever they want. “No more school!” They might be shouting, but that is not the case. Summer is a time of learning and discovery through adventure. Students who are aware of this come back to the next school year on a higher plane and with a more developed brain.
Teachers will often give out summer reading to students. Many hate having to spend their summer reading, but when they realize the potential then they will really start to learn. It should never feel like a burden, in fact it should feel like fun for the child. If you know your child does not enjoy reading, find different ways to incorporate the reading into summer.
You can incorporate fun activities into your child’s lessons to make them really enjoy what they are reading.
When I was growing up, my mom would have reading competitions with me and my siblings. Each day we would all have to sit down and do our summer reading for about thirty minutes. At the end of those thirty minutes whoever was able to give the most detailed description of what they just ready got a special surprise. The surprise was different everyday and it became something we looked forward to participating in. We also were all reading on high levels because of activities such as these.