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Summer Reading For Children

Is summer reading for children helpful?

We hope you find these ideas for summer reading for children helpful.

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.

–Harold Kushner

The summer is the time for school reading programs to start up.  Here at Schoolholidayshop.com we firmly believe in the incredible gift reading provides – and candidly, our children don’t read enough.  We probably all wish that our children spent less time “wired in” and more time actually reading books – like some of the great children’s books you can find online.  Many of the ole timers can still remember the classic children’s books which are all still available and just as wonderful today as the year they were published.

Introduce them to a world of wonder

Books can fill a child’s mind with a sense of wonderment – a place we can all still remember.  It allows children of all ages to escape the rigors of homework, chores, and parental obligations and so on – and find a place all to themselves. It is much better than just plopping them in front of the TV.

I hope that “with our without” a summer reading program in your area or school district you can somehow get your children to read more.  And honestly, the best thing you can do is “lead by example.  So pick up a book and help open a new world to your own children.

Book ideas for kids to enjoy this summer vacation

Think about your favorite books when you were their age. If you enjoyed them, your child may also enjoy them. You can also have your child read you the book. Here are a few book ideas for children to read this summer. Of course every child has a different reading level. However, here are a few ideas.

  • Dr. Seuss books.
  • Harry Potter series
  • The wind in the willows
  • Nancy Drew mystery series
  • Hardy boys mystery series

We hope this list gets your thinking juices flowing. I have found that “Parents Section” at Scholastic.com is one of the best resources out there – take a look around, you’ll find endless dreams for your children and family.