Reading is the key to summer fun! With the vast world at children’s fingertips with a turn of a page, kids can travel all summer long with some good books. Reading is a pivotal opportunity for children to have a fun and fulfilling summer. Here’s why!
Imagination and Entertainment
Reading is one of the best ways to let one’s imagination loose. Books with strong fiction realms can easily appeal to children entertaining them with plots that are…literally out of this world. Therefore, children must find books that interest them. Once students find an avid interest in reading, they will see the activity as fun and spend more time searching for other books to expand their knowledge.
Exploring new topics and interests
Schools usually have a curriculum that does not allow for much deviation from the common core. Yet, reading opens up children to new horizons they would not have naturally been exposed to, such as different cultures and new perspectives. Educating children from an early age can build a great sense of community and build an accepting culture within children, a crucial life skill.
Reading together is a great way to bond as a family
Last but not least, children might find the task of reading books grueling, but when parents or siblings get involved in promoting literacy, the child will not only be actively productive at home but will have fun family bonding time.
Academic Learning Opportunity
Many students may have been left without the proper learning instruction that occurs with face-to-face teachers, leading students to fall behind. Fortunately, reading is a great opportunity for children to engage with new vocabulary. Asking children for a quick summary after reading a book can be a great starter for developing a stronger memory. Parents and caregivers should ask questions about the characters or plot that are not explicitly stated in the text to help their children fine-tune deeper analysis skills.