Read, Relax, Rejuvenate
With the approach of summer, we can look forward to relaxing and recharging our minds and bodies. For kids, this may mean a time for enjoying reading of their own choice. With your help, your students can discover new authors, new genres, new illustrators and more over the vacation.
For the student who seems to be only interested in sports, see if you can find some historical fiction to grab their attention. If a child has a favorite author, direct them to other authors who write similar books they would like. Let the artists in your class discover the amazing illustrators who play such an integral part of many books. Even a middle school artist can appreciate the illustration of a picture book.
There are also lots of programs out there that reward kids for reading over the summer. In addition to your local public library, many restaurants, stores and other organizations offer summer reading programs, both in person and online. This is a great way to entice your reluctant readers.
Here are some programs you may want to check out:
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Pizza Hut's Book It Program
TD Bank Summer Reading
Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge
Half Price Books - Feed Your Brain
Showcase Cinemas - Book Worm Wednesdays
Chuck E Cheese Rewards
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