Although your child is out of school for the summer, that doesn’t mean the learning stops. Reading time over summer is detrimental to your child’s development. Usually, teachers send home a list with the students of books they need to read over the break to keep their minds sharp and prepare them for the next school year – which can be tricky to tackle when all your child wants to do is play outside.
Here’s the trick, make reading time fun! Create a comfy space to share a book, make a reading snack for your child so they have something to look forward to. You can also have your child read a number of pages before they can do a different activity. Talk about what they’ve read, engage with your child so that the information sticks and they are comprehending every word. Reading doesn’t have to be a chore!
The story of two squirrels, brothers Morten and Gordon live on a farm and are loving it. Whether they are watching the farmer plant his crops or sampling them, they always seem to be living life to the fullest. One night, a storm comes and the brothers need to find shelter. Morten and Gordon scurry up to the farmer’s porch and seek refuge from the weather in his warm boots, staying safe and dry all night long.
With vibrantly colorful illustrations by Ann Pilicer, “Morten and Gordon” is sure to catch a child’s eye.
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