Leap Into Summer Literacy Grade 2

Summer 2019

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Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Read aloud together with your child every day.

Make it fun by reading outdoors on the front steps, patio, at the beach or park. Also, let your children read to you.

Set a good example!

Parents must be willing to model behavior for their children. Keep lots of reading material around the house.

Read the same book your child is reading and discuss it.

This is the way to develop habits of the mind and build capacity for thought and insight.

Let kids choose what they want to read, and don't turn your nose up at popular fiction.

Buy books on tape

Listen to them in the car, or turn off the TV and have the family listen to them together.

Take your children to the library regularly.

Most libraries sponsor summer reading clubs with easy-to-reach goals for preschool and school-age children. Check out he Middletown Public Library website: http://www.mtpl.org

Subscribe to children's magazines

Encourage older children to read the newspaper and current events magazines.

Ask them what they think about what they've read, and listen to what they say.

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Keep Them Reading!

Avoid the "Decline by Nine" — the age at which reading interest nosedives — with riveting fiction and nonfiction books.

Scholastic Books has a list of recommended reading for children ages 8-10 years old. These engaging books include series and span genres. Use this link to check out the list:


Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey has a special message just for kids about reading in the summer and reading superpowers! Watch this short and powerful video!