The school year is almost over, and if you are like me, you have already started planning your family calendar for the whole season. Before you declare all the planning done take some time and plan your summer reading adventure!
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Summer reading isn’t just for fun it’s the best way to prevent summer slide. Did you know that it’s estimated that teachers spend on average 4-6 weeks re-teaching material children have forgotten over the summer? Think of all the time that teachers could have for other things if we send our kids ready to learn new material instead of reviewing and re-learning. My kids and I brainstormed fun, silly and educational ideas for summer reading and came up with this bucket list. Follow the links to book recommendations.
- Read in a tent.
- Read a book about wild animals.
- Read a book in the bath.
- Read a book under a tree.
- Read a book about a city far away.
- Read at dinner.
- Read a magazine.
- Read as a family.
- Read a book about your country.
- Read in a blanket fort.
- Read a book about friendship.
- Read a comic book.
- Read at the park.
- Read a magazine.
- Read a book about art.
- Read a book that makes your laugh.
- Read a book with a flashlight.
- Read a book to a pet.
- Read at the beach.
- Read a book about space.
- Read a book in a funny accent.
- Read a book while having ice cream.
- Read a book then act it out.
- Read a book and capture it on video.
- Read a biography.
- Read a book with chapters.
- Read a book about bugs.
- Read a book without any words.
- Read an alphabet book.
- Read a pop-up book
- Read at breakfast.
- Read a book you wrote yourself.
- Read an ebook .
- Read all summer long.
For even more tips for reading check out my book Raising A Rock-Star Reader!
Melinda--Marshmallow Mudpie says
What a great list, and a great way to make reading even more exciting! 🙂
Christy P says
Thank you so much for this. Awesome. So anxious to start it with my family.
Uh oh! reading at dinnertime?
Allison McDonald says
Absolutely! We love to red stories at the table from time to time.
Okay, I am definitely doing this with my kids this summer. This is the most brilliant idea to make reading extra fun! I can’t wait.
Carolyn @ Pleasantest Thing says
I am in love with this list! This is genius and I am printing it out…and doing it with my kids!
Thanks for these wonderful ideas. We will try some this summer.
over here says
So dame cute