Parents, does this scenario sound familiar? Your child ends the school year on a high note, excited about reading, ready to dive into new books, and consistently falling asleep with a favorite book across his chest hours after bedtime. He is set comfortably in a daily reading routine, one that was likely instilled and enforced by you during the school year when there's less free time and more structure around everyday activities.
Then suddenly, summer is upon you. There are graduation parties, summer camp, Little League, sleepovers, birthday parties, afternoons at the pool, trips to visit grandma, weekends at the beach, summer art classes, yard sales, road trips, and swim lessons...and you're caught up in that carefree chaos that is June, July, and August.
Where did the time go that you had so carefully set aside to knock out those books on your kids' summer reading lists? Or to the lazy afternoon hours you'd reserved for reading for fun? And when did reading so easily take a back seat to everything else summer has to offer?
Rest assured, it happens in every family. And we have ideas for how you can keep reading at the forefront of summer activity while still having fun. We're thrilled to share that parenting bloggers Amy Mascott (Teach Mama) and Allison McDonald (No Time For Flash Cards) will be hosting a Google+ hangout on this very topic!
Join us on Thursday, June 19th, at 9pm EST for "Spice Up Summer Reading: a Virtual Book Swap for Parents." During the hangout, Amy and Allie will share their book recs and tips for making summer reading a fun, exciting activity, rather than a boring chore. Please join us and bring your own ideas to share!
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