One of my favorite parts of summer is spending long hours reading good books. As a child I used to check out stacks and stacks of books from the library and as a parent I’m trying to raise kids who are as excited about books as I am. We take full advantage of our library’s summer reading program and I’d highly encourage you to check out what your local library has to offer.
If you want a fun way to motivate summer reading at home, we have a free printable summer reading chart for you. Stick this on your fridge or somewhere visible so that kids see it every day and offer some sort of reward as an incentive for them to keep reading all summer long.
My kids thrive with just a little bit of incentive. I don’t offer huge rewards but they love seeing the number of books they’ve read add up throughout the summer. I’m requiring my older kids to read chapter books while my almost kindergartener can read simple picture books.
Older kids could write the title of the book they read in each square while younger kids can just color the square in.
What’s your favorite way to motivate your kids to read during the summer?
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