Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer Reading Fun!

Reading Rockets' Start with a Book Website Makes Finding Great Books for Your Kids Easy

  At the Start with a Book website, the work of finding quality titles to read aloud that match the interests of your child or fit with the theme of your summer program or camp is already done for you! Each of the 24 kid-tested themes at Start with a Book includes suggestions for fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, writing ideas, and links to apps and websites to deepen summer learning experiences.

Also be sure to check out Reading Rockets' Reading Tips to Go, which are simple reading tips sent directly to your cell phone as a text message. Here is an example:

Reading Tip: Can you swap a mop? Write a swap poem. You write one line of a poem, and your child writes the next, matching the rhythm and rhyming the last word. 

Get text messages like these in English or Spanish sent right to your mobile phone all summer: or text “READING” to 41411.