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.
Summer Reading: What the Research Says
Summer Reading and Summer Activity Resources
for ideas for fun and meaningful interactions around books and things of interest to kids. Start with a Book Sign up for
the online summer-learning destination that’s full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics for kids and their families. Camp Wonderoplis, Check out
from PBS Parents. Camp PBS Kids Sign up for the
Program and Candlewick Press Summer Reading with the BOOK IT!
Ways to Challenge Kids to Read this Summer
Summer Reading Recommendations for Kids Reading Tips
Great Web Resources to Help Raise Readers
supports the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers with multimedia information and resources AdLit.org
provides resources for educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in grades PreK-12 Colorín Colorado
helps parents understand how children ages 0-8 learn and offers creative learning ideas to try at home NAEYC for Families
focuses on closing the achievement gap through high-quality summer learning for all children and youth National Summer Learning Association
offers strategies, lessons, activities and ideas designed to help young children learn to read Reading Rockets
provides access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction ReadWriteThink
helps the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning Understood
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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