Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer Reading

Having books at home and being read to are two of the most important factors of children's success in school.   Did you know that if your kids read in the summer their literacy growth may be as much as if they attended summer school?  Key factors are that students need to select their own books and it doesn't really matter what they read, even books about popular teen stars or books about your child's interests work.

"Teachers and literacy experts agree that children of all ages need to be read to or to read by themselves and to talk about books over the summer. When you read or talk to your young child about books, she develops important language skills, understandings about books and print, and knowledge about how stories are constructed that will help her to become a strong reader and writer. Your school-aged child's summer reading and book discussions will help him maintain his reading skills, improve his reading fluency, and learn new vocabulary and concepts. Most importantly, when parents and children enjoy summer reading together, children develop a love of books and reading that lasts a lifetime." From http://www.pbs.org/parents/readinglanguage/articles/sumreading/main.html

At Grow With Me Boutique, we'd like to help out with your child's summer reading.  We stock a variety of books for kids from birth to teenage years.  Titles change frequently.  Consider a weekly trip to the library and to our store.  In addition, each Thursday this summer (beginning June 30th), we will each of the first five children who visit our store a free book

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