Perhaps the fastest way to sabotage your childs’ summer reading is to make it too difficult for their actual reading level. But most parents aren’t teachers, and it can be difficult to judge which books are the right books to make it a pleasant experience that encourages reading all while improving the reading skills.
So big ‘Thanks’ to amomwithalessonplan.com for these helpful ways to choose the right level of books for your child.
Probably the best way to insure that summer reading actually happens is to be armed with a load of intriguing and engaging books that just call out to be read on those rainy afternoons or at-home evenings. So here’s a shout-out to Geek Mom for a great list for ‘geek kids’, and probably any kid.
Obviously, this is one person’s opinion, but the advice to look into WHY certain books get put on certain lists is appropriate.
Books can be an excellent way to learn about and be exposed to some of the harder or tougher things in life, and it’s that subject matter that may get them on the ‘banned’ list. Read about the three mentioned in this article and you’ll see that it’s not at all a clear line between appropriate and not; depends what you want for your child.
Two great ideas here– take your pick or choose to do both.
Lets start with these 10 books, all about girls accomplishing great things and delivering that important message to our daughters. Several set in other cultures that gives even more breadth to these learning experiences.
And why not share these empowering stories with our daughters and their friends in a mother-daughter book club. A simply marvelous idea to promote literacy and build a new bridge between our growing up girls and the parents they’ll soon be pushing hard against as they hit their teens.
Talking about situations and problems that come up in books might just help to build a path to talking about them in a few years.