by Stephanie McCauley
School may be out, but reading is always in session! If you’re having trouble getting your child to read, consider some of these tips to get the entire family on board:
- Download audiobooks. For some readers, processing stories in a different format may revitalize reading after a long school year. Audio recordings are great to play during car rides and summer trips. (This tip, and more ideas, can be found at Reading Rockets.)
- Have conversations about your child’s current reading. Getting kids to talk about what they read can reinforce good habits and involve parents in the process. MiddleWeb has a great article about this.
- Follow your child’s favorite authors and publishers online. Websites may offer free content or provide links to videos and audiobooks via Facebook and Twitter (check out @HarperChildrens and @Penguin Teen).
- Read through the Children’s Choice Reading List 2016 from the International Literary Association to get an idea what books kids are enjoying right now.
- Take a look at our catalog! Prufrock Press offers a wide selection of nonfiction books for young adults, including the brand new Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids and Space Dictionary for Kids. Also, check out our Top Secret Files series, perfect for young historians!
Wherever summer reading takes you and your child, enjoy the journey and be sure to share your experiences.