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The importance of summer readingWhile many kids look forward to spending their summers having fun and forgetting about schoolwork, experts say reading is one assignment that should not be ignored.
According to LASchools.net, research has shown that students who read over the summer do better when they go back to school. In addition, reading five books during the summer break can help prevent academic loss.
But, as many parents know, motivating your kids to pick up a book can be difficult. Education.com recommends subscribing to magazines, taking regular trips to the library and reading aloud to your children to help them get motivated to read.
Setting a good example by having a lot of books in your home as well as reading a lot yourself is also important.
Borrowing or buying books that are of interest to your child can also help encourage them to read more often. For instance, a child who loves sports can read both fiction and nonfiction books about their favorite sport or players. Asking your local librarian for recommendations is always a good idea.
Those who don't want to spend a lot of money buying books should consider shopping for used books at a store that sells items such used toys, games, baby gear, furniture and clothing, such as Once Upon A Child.