Tips to Keep your Child Reading this Summer

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Indigo Summer Passport to Reading

There is nothing my 7 year old dude loves more than reading and he has become an excellent reader for his age. Having said that, it’s been hard work with daily reading sessions to help him learn to read and develop fluency these past couple of years. I don’t have anything to compare it to, but with boys it seems to take time. We have also discovered it is very important to keep you child reading over the summer. 
Visit your local library
 In my son’s final report card for Grade 2 (and each prior year), the teacher has recommended that we find ways to keep our son reading during the summer break including joining the summer reading club at the local library. Visiting the library once a week is a great habit to get into even if it is a short visit.

The 6 Book Rule According to this article by Scholastic, reading even 6 books over the summer can help prevent a struggling reader from regressing or experiencing the “summer slide” – a term that describes how kids’ reading levels often go down over the summer because they get out of practice.

Passport to Reading Indigokids has put together a summer reading guide with ideas for kids of all ages. Click here to view the online guide and open a new universe of adventures in reading!

#AskIndigo If your child doesn’t know what to read, you can request personalized book suggestions by tweeting using the hashtag #AskIndigo and tell them what you are looking for!

Win 1 of 3 $1000 Indigokids shopping sprees! Here’s a fun contest from IndigoKids. Pick up a postage-paid postcard from any Indigo, Chapters, Coles or Indigospirit store and share what you’ve been reading this summer to enter.

Oh, and there is a little something to inspire summer reading for the adults too!

#ReadtheNorth This new campaign from Indigo will shine a spotlight on Canadian authors and their works, to inspire booklovers of all ages to fall in love with Canadian literature. With authors like Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen and Michael Ondaatje to call our own, among hundreds of others, Canada has word-class talent we can truly be proud of!

Instagram Contest Canadians are invited to #ReadtheNorth this summer, by sharing a creative and engaging photograph on Instagram that shows how they prefer to read their favourite Canadian works. Anyone who tags @chaptersindigo in a captivating photo using the hashtag #ReadtheNorth is eligible to win one of two $500 Indigo gift card.

I don’t know about you, but these ideas have me all fired up to get reading with my whole family this summer!

Disclosure:  I received a selection of sample kids books from Indigo and information about their summer reading programs to share with my readers. All opinions are my own. 

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