One of the very best things about summer is that there’s more time to read for fun. You can read lying on a hammock or in a lounge chair beside the pool. You can read on a sunny day at the beach or when you have to stay inside on a rainy day. You can read on the plane that whisks you away to a fabulous vacation.
Schools and public libraries often have special programs to encourage kids to read. Sometimes these programs involve grades in the new school year. Other times, they offer prizes or other incentives. But parent example is the best incentive. You can read to your kids or let them read to you. Or you can just have family reading time when everyone reads the book of their choice.
There are lots of ways to foster summer reading:
I have 10-12 books set aside to read this summer — about 1 book a week. That’s my average reading pace. Some books go faster, while others take more time. I have a mix of light fiction, more serious literary fiction, and non-fiction (mostly biography and social history). Several of the books will come from my “to be read” shelf and I’ll be making regular visits to the library.
Time to read for fun is one of my favorite summer treats. What are you reading this summer?