I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Although it is still spring, summer is really here isn’t it?! Diego has a week and half left of school and I am trying not to freak out about how I will keep him and Santi entertained while Jordi is still an itty bitty baby!
Reading is always going on in our house but with no school during the summer, we must remember that reading levels and skills can go down during the break. Although Diego is reading well, we don’t mind taking out everything from “baby books” or board books so that he can read to Santi, to books above his grade level so that we can read to him (Spanish books too). I plan on pulling out these books shown above to make that connection of all the wonderful activities summer has to offer, to show them the things we will be doing and of course, to encourage their love for reading.
We will be reading about soccer, baseball, going to the beach, going to the zoo, taking vacations and star gazing. My favorite book above is Summer by Alice Low. I love the rhyming and I love to hear Diego finish the sentences for me. The pictures are beautiful and it pretty much covers everything one can do over the summer. All the books by Mo Willems are favorites of ours too and Trixie takes a special trip to Holland in Knuffle Bunny Free.
Our only travel plans this year is to go down to the shore late this summer for an extended weekend. But I’ll remind the boys and myself, “reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are”. And remember, it doesn’t matter how old your child is or what they choose to read. A quick trip to the library or book store will help them discover new interests and you might be surprised how often they’ll ask you to go back. Click on any of these books to view or to order!
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