How To Keep The Kids Reading Over The Summer
Most primary schools have a reading scheme that the kids work through; Little Man has loved moving through the different colour stages this year so we got a reading scheme for home too. We have The Big Cat set but there are loads of different ones out there. He has got into a habit of reading the book he brings home every day from school so I am going to continue this habit over the summer with our own set.
With primary ages kids who are still learning to read and also reluctant readers it is sometimes better to play phonics and reading games with them rather than sitting down to read a book. There are loads of worksheets you can download online but also just making some flash cards can be just as effective. Making words, nonsense words, tricky words can all be turned into a game to help it seem less of a chore but keeping their reading practice on the go too. Your local library should be holding their Summer Reading Challenge too which is another great way to encourage reading in a fun way.
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