Our Summer Reading Calendars are back and updated for 2016! I bet you have heard the term summer slide, and this is one of the ways that I want to help you and your children avoid the summer slide. What is summer slide anyway? It is when children lose some of the academic gains they have made during the academic year during the summer. This happens in reading especially because reading is something that gets better the more you do it and if you don’t use it, you can lose it! Summer reading doesn’t have to be, formal and it should be fun. These calendars can help.
Every day there is a simple prompt usually for a book theme, a place to read, or even a specific author’s book to check out. This calendar is geared towards children reading or having picture books read to them, but you could absolutely use them for chapter books too. Of course, if a book takes you a few days to finish, or maybe a few weeks, you can just jump back on the bandwagon when it’s done.
To prepare for summer reading, you will want to print these summer reading calendars out by clicking on the month above the photo; you will also want to visit your local library for books, and dig through our book list archives to find just the right material to make reading fun.