“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” — Frederick Douglass
We are 18 days into Summer. Many students are out of school attending summer camp, swimming, horse back riding, making sand castles at the beach and enjoying a great book. Vacation is an excellent thing. Trust me I know! However, READING is never a vacation. It is imperative that each child read the minimum of “three” books during their Summer Vacation. YOU must make sure that there is time set aside “every single day” to read at least ONE HOUR. Do not make it a punishment. Make it a part of your culture!
I remember traveling one summer and we had a layover in South Carolina. Books in tow! There was a family of seven and every single one of them had the Nook or some form of reading tablet in their hand while we sat waiting for Spirit Airlines to take us home. Lucy Caulkins wrote a book titled “Raising Life Long Learners”. She stated that she made it a ritual to have rich book talk and book conversations in her home during the summer. According to Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, “There is no place like home.” Start reading in the home…
If you have not yet explored the world of reading much, you are missing out. Get yourself some inspiration today by reading a good book. Visit your local bookstore and purchase some books and a blank journal. Place them in a nice bag and give them to your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or godchild. You can also purchase books on their tablet and partner read for the summer.
Here are some suggested books for the summer!