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06/07/2016

How to Encourage Your Child to Read This Summer

Reading can feel like a bit of a chore for some children, but it doesn't have to be. The summer is a great season to take advantage of the free time your child has and foster a love for reading. Instead of forcing your child to read textbooks, use these simple tips from The Tutoring Center near Franklin Park to get your child reading this summer.

Check Out the Local Library

If you and your child don't have library cards, the summer is the perfect time to get them. Head to your local library and let your child explore the different reading options available. Allow them to select books and magazines that interest them so that reading is more fun and doesn't feel like a chore. While you're there, ask a librarian about reading programs your child can sign up for. Most libraries host summer reading programs that encourage children to read by offering incentives every time they reach a reading target. Your library may also have a calendar of summer activities lined up to get children more interested in the library and reading.

Set a Positive Reading Example

Children, especially younger children, tend to model their behavior after what they see at home. To get your child interested in reading from an early age, set a positive reading example. Instead of turning on the television after dinner or spending your free time browsing social media, curl up with a book, magazine, or newspaper. If your child sees you enjoying reading time, they are more likely to pick up a book themselves. Another great way to encourage reading through example is by setting aside some time each day to read together.

Set Reading Goals

Setting goals and seeing progress can be encouraging with just about any activity. Sit down with your child this summer and decide on some reading goals your child can meet. Your reading goals can be weekly or even monthly, as long as they're realistic, they will help motivate your child. Find a visual method to display these goals and the progress your child makes towards them. Whatever method you choose, be sure to display it somewhere in your home to keep your child moving forward. For even more encouragement, get other members of your family to participate by setting their own reading goals for the summer. For even more summer learning help, contact The Tutoring Center near Franklin Park. Our academic programs can help your child put their knowledge to use this season. Give us a call at (732) 419- 3813 to find out more about our tutoring services and to schedule your free consultation today!

Take Your Reading on the Road

If you're planning a family vacation this summer, reading can play a fun part of it. No matter what your plans are, pack some reading material for the trip. Books and magazines are great for passing the time at the airport and on long flights. For road trips, download some audio books you can play for the whole family to enjoy. Stop the book periodically to have discussions about what has happened so far. No matter your destination, you can be sure you will have some downtime you can dedicate to reading.

Take Reading Trips

If you don't have a family vacation lined up this summer, smaller reading trips can also be a great way to encourage reading. For example, if your child is reading a book that involves baseball, head to a game once they have completed the book. You can also head to museums and historical landmarks to complement information in the books your child reads this summer. Reading trips can also be used to provide a change of scenery and make reading more fun. For example, pick up your book and head to the beach for a day of lounging and reading in the sun.

Get Crafty With Your Reading

If your child is fond of arts and crafts but not too fond of reading, combine the two in order to make reading more fun. For example, if your child is reading a Harry Potter book, grab some craft supplies and work together to make wands or other items relevant to the story. Asking your child to draw pictures of characters in the book or of important scenes using their imagination is also a simple way to get them to pay attention to details in the story while allowing them to be creative.

The Best Tutoring Near Me in Franklin Park

The Tutoring Center in Franklin Park can help your child's brain stay active this summer with our tutoring classes. Contact us at (732) 419- 3813 for more information about our tutoring approach or to schedule your free consultation.

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