Improve your child's reading skills

Originally written by experts with Scholastic Parents

It’s possible to enjoy a relaxing summer while still making sure your child is immersed in a learning environment. Although the classroom is your child’s main learning hub, you can bring those same interactions and experiences into your home, on the road — or wherever summer finds you and your family.

Setting aside time to read every day for 30 minutes, whether in the morning, midday, or at night, should be a top priority. One of the advantages of summer is the freedom children have to design their days. Use this flexibility to find ideal times in which your child is happy to pick up a book.

Giving children the space and independence to read leisurely without oversight is just as important, adds Karen Baicker, executive director of the Yale Child Study Center–Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience, and publisher for Family and Community Engagement (FACE) at Scholastic Education Solutions.

“Summer allows children a chance to reset and not feel evaluated, so be wary of measurement,” she says.

Still, you want to keep your child’s reading skills fresh. Here are ways to ensure your child continues working on their building their literacy when school is out.

Read the full article on Scholastic: https://www.scholastic.com/parents/books-and-reading/raise-a-reader-blog/improve-reading-skills-summer.html


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