Friday, June 22, 2012

Keep going

Today is a busy one...which is what I want to quickly talk about. Summer, with all the spoils of extra time, can actually be a time where our reading habits get crowded out.

Set a time each day - a scheduled time that can't be interrupted - like an appointment. And don't waiver. Yes, the kids would rather play outside, or videos, or swim...and having home all day can be tiring for you and you may weaken. I understand!

But keep it up. You don't want to get to the end of the summer and say, "I wish we had done more reading..."

And it can be fun! It doesn't have to be, "You can't do ____ unless you do your reading first..." Ask them to read and tell you what adventure their character had that day. Be curious about what happens next in their book. Sit down and read a little to get them started.

Rounding the bend on the end of the first month...this is where your endurance needs to kick in! :)

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