April Showers Bring May Flowers – Spring Reads

Spring Books

While it feels more like summer where I live, the remainder of the country is anticipating the final melting of the snow and real beginning of spring.  This is a great time for your children to get back outdoors and play, however it can also be a great time to renew and refresh your child’s interest in reading.

Spring Reads

Barnes and Noble has a great selection of spring reads available on their website.  Most of the books listed are more geared toward lower elementary aged children, but they provide a great combination of books that incorporate both fiction and non-fiction books.

Scholastic also offers a summer reading challenge that begins on May 6th.  You can sign up your child and track their reading minutes, get email updates about how to help your child to be successful when reading, and get book ideas.  Your child can even login to keep track of their minutes and earn rewards for reading.  Before signing your child up, ask your child’s teacher if possibly their whole class can get involved.  They also have a great list of books that are age appropriate for all levels of readers.

Reading is Fundamental has an online flyer with ideas of how you can incorporate spring reading with crafting, writing, and science at home.  These suggestions are easy to implement and can encourage your child to want to read more.

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