We all want our kids to read over the summer, right? But how can make that summer reading both memorable and fun- a treasured childhood memory rather than another thing to do and check off our lists?
For today’s show, I talked to one of my very favorite people on the whole planet- Pam Barnhill. We chatted up ideas for how to motivate your kids to read, how to motivate yourself to read aloud to them, and which books are best for summertime. Just wait till you hear some of the reading party ideas!
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Show Notes from today’s podcast:
Other links from this episode:
- The Scholastic Study that Pam references in the podcast
- Reflex Math Fluency Game
- Anne Bogel’s 2016 Summer Reading Guide
- Crystal Paine’s posts on finding pockets of time to read are here and here
- A cute YouTube video for the Ooey-Gooey Train Tracks poem Pam mentioned
- Exodus Books’ 2016 Summer Reading Program
- Carole Joy Seid’s RAR episode #22
- The Audible version of Winnie the Pooh by Peter Dennis
- The Audible version of Redwall (Sarah’s son’s favorite)