10 Tips For Getting Kids Reading This Summer [infographic]

by Robyn Wright on June 21, 2014

in Living

infographics logoToday is the first day of summer, although most of our kids have started their summer vacation from school already. Keeping kids reading and learning throughout the summer really helps them tremendously when they return to the classroom in the fall. We still want them to enjoy their summer and be able to just be kids, but reading can be a big part of that. Today’s infographic shares the top 10 tips for getting kids reading this summer from Scholastic.

I love all of the tips they have. As a child I was an avid reader and devoured books. When I became a parent I assumed my child would be the same, but he was not. T like to read sometimes, but really disliked being told what he had to read or being limited on his selection by the AR (Accelerated Reading) list they had at school. Letting him pick his own books at the library or bookstore made a huge difference for him.

Something that goes along with #7 on the list is finding books about whatever hobby or interest your kids have. My son, T, loved all things automotive so he read books, both fiction and non-fiction, about cars. These books generally held his interest the most. We also realized he preferred realistic fiction the most and would ask librarians and bookstore clerks for suggestions of these types of books for him.

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer full of great reads! Do you have plans for certain books this summer? If you have kids, do you have a plan to help them keep reading this summer?


Top 10 Tips for Getting Kids Reading this Summer

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1 tannawings June 22, 2014 at 1:00 am

Alot of libraries also have some pretty neat stuff happening all year but during the summer they amp them up a bit. Here in our town they have reading hours where they bring in local authors or have local known people (mayor police chief etc) read to the kids. They do a bunch of things and its nice and cool and kids and adults can go in and beat the heat!

2 Robin June 22, 2014 at 3:55 am

We are fortunate to live near a good library in our town. Barnes & Noble has several free summer reading events for kids too. Thanks for sharing the infographic!

3 Leela June 22, 2014 at 10:49 am

My daughter is looking forward to reading The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. My son is reading the Harry Potter books. I got a bunch of picture books and animal books for my younger kids to read to them. I actually re-read A Stainless Steel Rat is Born the other day. I haven’t read it since I was a teen.

4 sgumer June 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm

i love infographics and this one is great. thanks for all the tips. i hope that if i use them the kids will read more and see how much fun it is.

5 coupontammy June 27, 2014 at 7:02 pm

These are great ideas! I really like the idea about reading about the constellations, We have talked about going to some star parties this summer and this would be a great way to get them motivated.

6 Richard Hicks August 31, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Very nice ideas to encourage kids to read more. Sometimes it can be tough for them to find the time

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