Resources to help you put good books into kids’ hands and connect them to vibrant summer learning adventures.

When it comes to summer, reading may not be the first thing—or even in the top ten things—kids have in mind! But reading can be the ideal summer activity. It’s fun, portable, can involve the whole family, and will help your child academically. Use these resources to launch a summer of reading.

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Summer Reading: What the Research Says

Summer Reading and Summer Activity Resources

Ways to Challenge Kids to Read this Summer

Summer Reading Recommendations for Kids

Reading Tips

Great Web Resources to Help Raise Readers


Guide to Learning at Home: Family Activities for Summer

NEA, in partnership with WETA public television’s Reading Rockets, has ideas about keeping children engaged and learning throughout the summer, no matter their interest.

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