Avoid "summer slide" - a decline in your child's reading ability. Encourage your children to be engaged when they read.
- Try to read every day
- Let your children choose the material they like to read
- Read for 30 minutes
- 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)
- Connect a book to family outings (for instance a visit to the aquarium might prompt a book about sea life)