Summer Reading List
While summer is the perfect time to get outside and explore with your kids, there’s no reason they can’t keep reading too!
Your kids certainly deserve to have fun this summer. Just don’t let that be an excuse to skip on summer learning activities! Even if summer reading lists started as a way for educators to help kids keep learning, if your kids love to read it won’t feel like a chore.
Helping Kids Find The Right Books
Of course it’s great if you can take your kids to the library and let them pick out books. That’s not always a feasible option though. Luckily, the Scholastic site has a terrific guide to help you pick out the right books for your young readers!
When shopping for books online, always look for information about the intended age range. Most children’s books will state this in the description or display it on the cover. You can also check reviews to get a sense of how age-appropriate the book is.
It’s also valuable to think about what lessons the book teaches. Make certain the books on your child’s reading list reinforces important and timely lessons. For example, if your child is working on their alphabet, a book like A is for Alligator might be the perfect choice!
Keeping A Summer Reading Log
Do you meticulously track your books using Goodreads or Storygraph? Tracking what you read is a great way to set reading goals for yourself and to share your favorites with your friends.
Help your kids learn about tracking their own reading with a reading log! I suggest this amazing reading log from ReadWriteThink, an organization loaded with free learning tools. Definitely worth checking out their downloadables.
Featured Summer Reading List
To help kick off your kid’s summer reading, we’ve got a few books from the Lulu bookstore your kids will love.
I Want to Dance like a Koala Bear