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Summer Reading: Resources, Book Lists, and Activity Ideas

When it comes to summer, reading may not be the first thing—or even in the top ten things—kids have in mind! But reading can be the ideal summer activity. It’s fun, portable, can involve the whole family, and will help children academically.

These resources can help you put good books into kids’ hands and connect them to vibrant summer learning adventures.

ALL ABOUT SUMMER READING

SUMMER READING RESOURCES AND ACTIVITY IDEAS (THAT WON’T HAVE YOU SPENDING HALF YOUR SUMMER AT THE CRAFT STORE)

WAYS TO CHALLENGE KIDS TO READ THIS SUMMER

SUMMER READING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR KIDS

GREAT WEB RESOURCES TO HELP RAISE READERS

  • AdLit.org supports the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers with multimedia information and resources
  • Colorin Colorado provides resources for educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in grades PreK-12
  • NAEYC for Families helps parents understand how children ages 0-8 learn and offers creative learning ideas to try at home
  • National Summer Learning Association focuses on closing the achievement gap through high-quality summer learning for all children and youth
  • Reading Rockets offers strategies, lessons, activities and ideas designed to help young children learn to read
  • ReadWriteThink provides access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction
  • ReadKiddoRead is the biggest get-your-kids-reading movement on the web
  • Understood helps the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues

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