The Importance of Summer Reading Programs

Summer reading programs are SO important. Here's a few reasons why you should consider having your kids participate in a summer reading program.

We all know how important reading is for our kids. Children who are good readers typically do better in school. Reading helps kid become fluent, independent readers.  Reading opens up learning opportunities, helps kids to develop empathy, opens the door for new ideas, and encourages a good imagination. This is why summer reading is so important!

Many of us have closed the books for the summer, and while we know learning doesn’t have to happen when school is “in session”, in reality summer is usually when we allow our children to have “down time”. Learning may not stop, but it slows down. Thankfully though we can encourage our children to continue to learn throughout the summer with a great selection of summer reading titles and by participating in our libraries summer reading programs.

Summer reading programs are in full swing across the country and the opportunities for learning abound. There are many benefits to participating in a summer reading program.

Summer reading programs:

  • Encourage reading to become a lifelong habit
  • Offer activities for those who may be reluctant readers
  • Reading over the summer helps children keep their academic skills up
  • Studies have found that children who take part in their libraries summer reading program significantly improve their reading skills.

We participate in our libraries summer reading program each year. My kids LOVE the library and love to participate in the fun hands on literature related activities they offer.

Are you in? Then check out this list of amazing books perfect for summer reading! 

 

 

 

 

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