Why reading together as a family matters
The top reason children say they enjoy being read aloud to is that it’s a special time with their parents.–http://www.scholastic.com/readingreport
During summer break, it’s especially important to keep children reading to avoid the “summer slide,” when children can forget some of what they learned during the school year. One way to keep children reading is to make it a family affair. Many Forest View students are keeping “READO” boards or participating in the Durham Public Libraries summer reading program. Why not get the whole family involved?
Award-winning children’s author Kwame Alexander and his wife and daughter talk about why reading together as a family is important.
The National PTA and Kindle have launched a Summer Reading Challenge this July. You can find inspiring family stories, tips for reading together, and fun facts about reading at http://www.PTAReadingChallenge.org.