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Ways To Help Youth Of All Ages Maintain Reading Skills During The Summer
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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

1. Model reading for your children. You have the most impact on your children's habits. Let them see you reading for information and for pleasure.

2. Keep interesting reading materials close at hand. Children will read more when print materials are always close at hand. A wealth of free material is available at your public library.

3. Limit TV watching and computer games.

4. Set aside at least 30 minutes a day for family reading time. Every family member should read during this time. Frequently read books aloud with your school age youth, and discuss what you are reading. Teens can read aloud to younger children.

5. Read up on summer activities with your child. If you will be taking a trip, go to the library and read about the area you will be visiting. Find books about other activities, hobbies, and sports that interest your children.

6. Go beyond the school's summer reading list. Summer might seem like an ideal time to get your child ahead on school reading lists. However, if the books on the list do not appeal to your child, let him begin by reading something he chooses for himself, and then return to the list if those books are mandatory. Even if what he chooses is slightly below his reading level, the experience of reading something enjoyable will help him get through the more demanding books on the reading list. Remember all reading practice helps.

7. Visit your local public library. Libraries are the perfect source for a variety of free books, magazines, videos, and DVDs. Struggling readers can read along with audio books that they check out. Sign up for your local public library's Summer Library Program. These programs are usually free.

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