Friday, June 25, 2010


HarperCollins and TwitterMoms wants to know my tips for getting my kids to embrace summer reading. I have to say I am lucky as I got some kids that love to read. Sometimes I have to make them stop to go outside and get some physical activity in. But here are some tips for those of you that don't have kids that love to read.

  • Sign your children up for summer reading programs at libraries and bookstores.They have great rewards!  I know for sure that Barnes and Noble has one and so does Borders!
  • Make sure to provide your children with plenty of books in topics they are interested in. Do they like bugs? Check out some books on bugs. Do they like to draw or do crafts? Pick up some arts and crafts books. Don't worry if they are focused on one topic as long as they are reading.
  • Read to them. Children love to be read to, even older children. Even if you only read 10 minutes a day with them, it can be very beneficial. I know my kids love it when I read to them and change my voice for the characters.
  • Schedule quiet time for about 15 minutes a day for them to read.
  • Give your children a reward for reading 15 minutes a day five days a week.

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So, show your child that reading is fun! Go get some books and start reading!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms blogging program to be eligible to get an "I Can Read!" book. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

1 comment :

  1. Great post! We have a wonderful local kid's reading program that I have entered the boys in. The enjoy watching their 'hours' go up each week!


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