Summer Read is halfway over –we hope your children are getting their summer reading pyramids filled in. If your children are struggling with reading, here are some suggestions to encourage them to reach their reading goals:

  • Let them build a blanket fort to read in.
  • Let your child stay up an hour later reading.
  • Have your child read to a sibling or a friend.
  • Read the same book with your child and discuss what you have read after each chapter.
  • Check out a cookbook from the library and let your child plan a meal.
  • Spend quiet time reading together.
  • Give them a sticker when they have read for a certain amount of time.
  • Let them read at the park and when they are done reading, let them play.
  • Have your child read to a pet or a stuffed animal.
  • Let them read in the dark with a flashlight.
  • Have your child read a book that has been made into a movie. When they finish the book, check the movie out from the library and watch it with your child.
  • Have a picnic and bring a book to read.
  • Let them read outside.

Good reading skills are a key component to success in life. Try some or all of the above ideas to ensure that your children reach their reading goals. It’s not too late to sign up for Summer Read…stop by the library today!