Summer Reading Activities

tree readingSummer is a great time to recharge and relax.  But, a vacation from reading can lead to a difficult transition back to school in the fall.  Try to make a commitment to encouraging your child to continue to read  and write about interesting topics throughout the summer.  

Just a little bit each day can make a difference!

Below you will find some great recommended books, websites, and activities that will help you keep your summer filled with literacy!

READING ACTIVITY CALENDARS  (from Reading is Fundamental (http://www.rif.org))

Birth through Age 5

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Ages 6 – 12

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Does your child like to learn about certain themes?  Click this link to see some books to read with activities that you can do with your child around different interesting topics.  Check out the local library to see if their collection contains the books you are looking for.

[button link=”http://www.startwithabook.org/” bg_color=”orange”]Theme Based Activities[/button]

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SWANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY INFORMATION

Looking for a fun way to keep reading over the summer?  Join the Swanton Public Library’s summer reading program.  Click the button below to learn about this program and see the scheduled events.

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Are you a sixth grader looking to help out at the library this summer?  Click the button below to find out more about the ‘Beneath the Surface’ program.

[button link=”http://www.swantonschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/YA-summer-readers.pdf” bg_color=”blue”]Swanton Public Library Young Adult[/button]

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RECOMMENDED SUMMER READING LISTS BY GRADE

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Check out the following websites with games and activities for kids!

https://www.starfall.com

http://pbskids.org/lions/

www.bookadventure.com/Home.aspx

pbskids.org/games/reading.html

http://asp.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/home_tumblebooks.asp

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Looking for some reading apps?  Here are a couple of websites with some suggestions.

bestappsforkids.com/category/apps-for-education/reading-apps/

www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/developing-reading-skills/6-great-reading-apps-kids

www.readingrockets.org/teaching/reading101/comprehension/literacyapps_comprehension/

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[button link=”http://www.swantonschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/10-Helpful-Reading-Tips-for-Parents.pdf” bg_color=”red”]Helpful Tips for Parents[/button]

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