Tip of the Week

June 21, 2021

Turning reluctant readers into happy readers!

Is your child a reluctant reader? Summer is a great time to engage your child with reading that captivates, inspires, and excites them. Here are some tips and ideas to help this summer. 

For students still strengthening skills in grades K-3: 

  • EM has launched a NEW Early Readers Program. It’s a research-based, multi-sensory, and skills-focused approach to reading instruction that helps early readers build a solid foundation in literacy while fostering a love of reading. 

For more experienced readers:

  • Encourage your child to choose the book they want to read so they feel empowered and in control of the decision making. (In school they’re not usually given a choice.)
  • Check to be sure the book is at their level (not the least bit overwhelming!). Four steps to finding a “just right” book.
  • Make reading special. Create a family reading hour where everyone is reading and do it in a fun spot (back deck, at the park) with a cool drink and a snack. 

Here are a few lists of some fun summer book suggestions by age and grade to get your child started: