Dig into Reading this Summer!
Dig into Reading this Summer at Your Local Public Library and at Home!
Parents, bring your kids ages 0-18 to your local public library this summer! Public libraries across Colorado offer fun Summer Reading Programs that encourage children and teens (and you, too!) to read and come to events at the library throughout the summer. Children register for the program—it’s free!—and receive fun incentives when they reach reading goals. Have children under 6? They can participate too when you read to them. Library staff can help everyone in the family find books, audiobooks, magazines, e-books, and more at the library that they’ll love to read. The program is free and fun; go to your local public library to register everyone in your fmaily for the 2013 Summer Reading Program!
There’s also an online tool you can use at home or at your library this summer to help find books for your children at the right reading level. Find a Book Colorado lets you build a list of books based on their reading ability and interests. It includes books for children in grades K-12 and books in Spanish.
Reading for fun over the summer is very important for children and teens. Reading often during the summer helps students keep up the reading skills they gained during their last year in school. Kids also read more when they’re having fun, when they see others reading, and when they can choose their own reading material. Summer Reading Programs in libraries and the Find a Book Colorado tool can help your kids find books and other reading materials they love to keep them reading often and for fun this summer!
You can also sign up for free emails this summer that will include fun activities and resources to help your kids retain the math skills they learned during the previous school year. Called the Summer Math Challenge, the “challenge” of the program is simply for parents and their children to talk about math a little together every day. Once you register online for the free program, you'll receive a daily email for 6 weeks with fun math activities.