One of the best things you can do for your child during the summer is keep them reading. Reading during the summer encourages behavior that is inductive to learning. It keeps their comprehension sharp, and their love of reading in tact. Help your child spend the summer reading by creating a reading list for them. The following are a few places you can go to get some help putting together the perfect summer reading list:
1. Top ten book lists online:
Other parents write reviews, kids weigh in on what books they like, and the internet is a great resource for finding everything you need to know about books in your child’s reading level. Use the internet to look for the top ten lists of books in various categories, and make your child’s summer reading list from these resources. Your child will be sure to love everything they have to read, and it will only help to improve their love of reading and learning. This is a win-win situation, and should only take you a few minutes to come up with the best-loved books.
2. Best sellers in your child’s favorite genre:
One of the best ways to come up with a reading list for summer is to simply ask your child what topics interest them. Once you have a good idea of what kinds of books your kid wants to read, you can look for the best sellers in those categories. Not only does this make it easier to come up with a summer reading list, but it also helps ensure it is one that they will love, and that they will be eager to get to the next book.
3. Use the school’s suggested reading list:
Most elementary, middle school, and high schools offer a reading list for each grade level for the summer. Sometimes the books on the list will be things that they will read in school the next year, or by the same author, or in the same genre. These reading lists help children to improve reading comprehension, and improve their reading skills for the year to come. Usually, if your child uses the school supplied summer reading list, it will be less fun to get through, but more educational, and will leave them better prepared for the year to come. Also, the schools are careful to select books that will challenge their reading level, without exceeding it.
4. Use the library summer reading suggestions:
Most libraries will put together a fairly extensive list of books for summer reading lists. These books are typically the ones that kids of that age are most interested in, that schools may suggest, and that are the top sellers. The reading lists from the libraries are great because they are on track with the reading levels by age, and are usually a good mix of the adventurous and exciting, as well as the educational.