Summer’s for slowing down not shutting down. That’s the summer mantra at the Dr. Rick Blog. Last week we discussed some cool summer reading activities specifically for the “hams” in the family, those kids who enjoy being in the spotlight. Today, let’s focus on those quieter kids, the ones who just need our gentle and continuous encouragement to keep up their reading skills while still having summer fun.
Here are a few reading ideas I know will work; they've worked for the kids in my life for years. In the next couple of summer weeks, we’ll discuss other skills – math, spelling, writing – but for now, it’s reading. [More]