Avoid "summer slide" - a decline in your child's reading ability. Encourage your children to be engaged when they read.

  1. Try to read every day
  2. Let your children choose the material they like to read
  3. Read for 30 minutes
  4. make reading a social act (all members of the family read at the same time on their own or take turns reading the same book)
  5. Connect a book to family outings (for instance a visit to the aquarium might prompt a book about sea life)                                                              

~ blog.ed.gov.