With only a handful of school days left, parents are thinking about how to keep their children actively reading over the summer; kids are thinking about sleeping in, spending time with friends and, well relaxing.
So how do you get your kids motivated to read throughout the summer months? There are certainly many important reasons to encourage your children to remain an active reader once the school year ends:
- Children who read over the summer experience less academic "backslide" than children that do not engage in summer reading;
- Summer reading can help foster a life-long love of reading.
While those reasons and benefits may motivate parents, children may need additional encouragement.
- Summer reading programs help kids connect with others who have similar interests - over 1,700 children were part of the 2012 summer reading program;
- Summer reading programs go well beyond "books" - with events, programs and activities that are engaging and fun;
- Kids earn cool prizes and the chance to spin the prize wheel for fun stuff!
The summer reading program offers something for children of all ages: Dig into Reading is the program for children up to grade 5; children in grades 6 or higher can Go Beneath the Surface.
Okay, so now you and your children are motivated to get started. What next? It's easy. Stop by any Fauquier County Public Library location to register; you can also register online.
Perhaps the best way to get your children interested in the program is to show them that reading is fun - so join our adult summer reading program - Beach Read Bingo! Stop by any library locations and pick up your bingo card to join in the fun.
Stay informed on all the activities and programs during the summer reading program by watching our online calendar of events; you can also follow us on facebook for up-to-the-minute updates and fun summer reading program info.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!