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Make Reading Fun For Your Children During The Summer

Introduction

The summer has just arrived. School is out for the year. The last thing children want to do is read. However, it is essential to read during the summer months to keep up with your reading skills for the upcoming school year. The question remains how do you motivate your children to read during the summer months? The answer is you make reading fun for your children. How do you do that? This article will provide readers, specifically parents, ways to make reading fun for your children during the summer months. They include reading outside, specifically in your yard and at the beach.

Reading In Your Yard

Now that summer has arrived the last thing anyone wants to do is be indoors. With that said, why not grab a book with your children and head out to your yard. You can grab a blanket and read on the grass and enjoy the warm weather. Everyone likes nature. Why not grab a book with your children and enjoy nature together, while reading a book and improving your children’s reading skills during the summer months. It will pay off during the following school year.

Reading At The Beach

In addition to reading outside with your children in your own backyard, try reading with your children at the beach. In between going in the ocean at the beach, grab a blanket and lay on the beach with your children and read. Enjoy the waves and breeze of the beach. Smell the salty water and sit back and improve your children’s reading skills at the beach. This is a great way to improve your children’s reading skills, especially if you want to leave your house and venture out into the community. With that said, enjoy a book and improve your children’s reading skills at the beach.

Conclusion

To conclude this article, children do not want to read during the summer months. They just want to have fun. This is especially true for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder who may have difficulty paying attention and be reluctant to sit still and read a book. With that said, make reading fun for your children. Read with them outside. You can read with them outside in many different places. In this article, two places were discussed. They include your own backyard and also the beach. Be creative. Make reading fun for your children, while enjoying summer vacation, as well.

 

Make Reading Fun For Your Children During The Summer


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2016). Make Reading Fun For Your Children During The Summer. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 21, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2016/06/make-reading-fun-for-your-children-during-the-summer/

 

Last updated: 27 Jun 2016
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