Every summer, public libraries all across Utah offer a summer reading program to encourage children to read during the summer. A summer reading program can prevent summer reading loss and offers advantages for struggling and/or reluctant readers. Along with the summer reading program, public libraries support literacy efforts by encouraging lifelong reading by providing access to books, eBooks, audiobooks, internet, computers and literacy based programming.
Point out print in the child's environment: on cereal boxes, food labels, toys, restaurants, and traffic signs.
Get summer started on the right page with PBS LearningMedia's new Summer of Reading collection! These videos, activities, and interactive games help to build vocabulary and reading comprehension while bringing storybook characters to life.
Talk to your child about what he or she is reading. Ask open-ended questions such as "What do you think about that story?" "What would you have done if you were that character?"