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Best Summer Books 2016

Finding the best summer books isn’t always easy to do.  This post will list for you the best summer books 2016 to help you make the search a little easier. Suggested or required summer reading assignments are traditionally made by teachers and schools to encourage children to remain active in their learning. Reading 20 minutes a day helps to build literacy and vocabulary skills

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Back to School Books

Does your child have first day jitters?  Are they already starting to worry about their new teacher?  Thankfully there are some great back to school books that  can help you talk to your child about those worries. Back to School Books for Young Children The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn – In this beautiful story, a little raccoon is fearful of his first day

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Summer Reading Programs for Children

A child’s ability to read improves through practice.  Students read often during the school year whether in class or as homework or maybe even for fun.  However during the lazy days of summer, it can be easy to let your child’s reading slip away.  Fortunately you can find many fun summer reading programs that will motivate your child to keep reading throughout the summer.

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Fun Books for Summer

Do you struggle to keep your children reading all summer long?  Do your children complain that books are boring?  You can help your children enjoy reading by suggesting some of these fun books next time you are at the library or bookstore. Picture Books To the Beach! by Linda Ashman – This fun book tells the story of a family on the way to

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The Players: World Cup Reading

World Cup fever is in the air this summer.  Everyone is talking about the sport of soccer, the countries playing, and the players themselves.  Children who are enjoyed watching the World Cup will like reading these books based on some famous soccer players throughout the years. (And they will be reading biographies – a genre that many children tend to avoid.) Stars of the

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The Sport of Soccer: World Cup Reading

The sport of soccer is a popular topic this summer.  Everyone is watching and talking about the World Cup.  If your child enjoyed watching the World Cup games this year, then they will probably enjoy reading about soccer as well.  You will score a goal with some of these books about the sport of soccer. Soccer Books for Young Children Even little children will

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The Countries: World Cup Reading

Soccer is popular world-wide, and there are many countries that participate in the World Cup games.  If your child enjoyed watching the different games, you have a great opportunity to encourage them to read about some of the countries that played. Emphasize Geography Reading about soccer around the world is a great way to not only encourage reading, but also mix in some geography

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How to Implement Summer Reading at Home

Summer Reading Strategies – How to Implement Summer Reading at Home It is very important to set aside time for children to read over the summer months.  Even if you are on the road or your schedule is more relaxed, it is important to set aside a portion of each day for your child to read.  Some may find it easier to designate a

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Summer Fun at the Library

Summer Fun at the Library The second part in our summer reading strategies series is about having fun learning and reading at the library.  Going to the library is a great way to spend those stormy or blistering hot summer days.  Many libraries around the country offer free and fairly extensive summer reading and activity programs.  My local library offers a summer kick off

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School Summer Reading Suggestions

School Summer Reading Strategies During the summer months, students ,  if they do not continue with reading and reinforcing skills.   This is commonly referred to as the “summer slide.”  It is important to find ways that you can encourage and engage your child in reading over the summer. One way children can practice reading is by using the school’s suggested online reading programs that

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