Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summertime Tips From the Media Center

I'll miss all the kids this summer, but I'm SURE they'll want to keep on reading!  Here are some ideas and suggestions that will help you keep both fun and progress in your child's reading life:

Check out Ann Arbor Public Library's Summer Reading program.  They do a fantastic job of organizing fun things for kids.
Don't forget our very own Media Center web site when you're looking for book ideas, parenting tips, and appropriate online games.  The URL ishttp://king.a2schools.org/king.mediacenter/home .
One of my favorite sites for book titles is Read Kiddo Read,http://www.readkiddoread.com/home .
And a link to a really in-depth list can be found here:http://www.haisln.org/recommendedreadinglists.html .
And the best advice?  Follow your kids' interests and surround them with print of all kinds.  Comics, graphic novels, magazines, nonfiction, series, read-alouds...ALL of these are great and lead to better and better reading.  Keep reading aloud to them through the intermediate grades if you can--it builds vocabulary and makes for great family memories.
Have a safe and wonderful summer,
Mrs. O'Keefe