Summer reading tips

Make the most of the time you have to spend reading with your child over the summer holidays, without the pressures of school work. Here are our five top tips for an enjoyable and rewarding summer of reading:

  1. Holiday destinations – heading off on holiday? Read guide books, maps and brochures with your child to add to the excitement of the trip and expand their vocabulary.
  2. Get outside – make the most of the warmer weather and mix up your reading environment. Read to your child in the garden, the park or even on the beach!
  3. Reading themes – introduce your child to a wide range of reading material by allocating a theme to each week of the holidays. You could theme weeks by genre or challenge them to try a different reading format each week, like comics, magazines and newspapers.
  4. Choose a chapter book – if you have more time to read, pick a longer chapter book that you can go back to each day. It'll be more of an experience for you and your child, and helps to build their memory and understanding.
  5. Find the perfect read – take the time to find out what really captures your child’s imagination. Ask them questions about the books you’ve read together and don’t be afraid to try something new.

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