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2 Fun Ways To Engage Children in Summer Reading

Some children love reading, while others can’t stand it.

I’m fortunate that my son loves reading but a lot of students who enter my class don’t like it. When I assess the reasons behind it, it’s because many of them either struggle to read or don’t choose books that are a good fit for them.

Instead of just showing them the books that are great for them or forcing them to learn new words that they’ll probably forget because for most kids, it’s boring, let’s find ways to make it more fun for them to engage in reading.

Actionable Steps:

#1. Sight Word Games

Teach them words that are relevant to their lives so that they make real life connections. For example, focus on the seasons or occasions that you’re celebrating together.

I tend to play the following games with my students.

I use the picture game at the beginning of the year as my little ones are still developing their ability to read sight words and then I challenge them with the word activity at the end of the year.

How you choose to approach them will depend on the make up of your class.

#2. Engaged Reading Time

Set some time for the following activities:

  1. Read to your children at a specific time.
  2. Have some time for silent reading for all of you in a comfortable spot.

If you don’t have the time to sit down and read, or if your children are falling behind, then join our FREE Summer Reading Club and Engaged Summer Literacy Program. Fill out the form by clicking HERE or on the following image.


Let’s recap really quickly. Today, we looked at the following:

  1. The reason why some children may not want to read.
  2. Two simple ways that teachers and parents can help their children develop a love for reading: sight word games and engaged reading time.

Free Resources:

If your children are struggling to hand in assignments on time, check out the following video training: 3 Steps to Teach Children How to Overcome Procrastination to Increase Productivity.

In the mean time, if you’re feeling stressed out, overwhelmed and burnout, then I encourage you to check out the following: FREE MASTERCLASS: Systematic Plan to Super Passionate.

Systematic Plan to Super Passionate

Next Steps:

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I’ll see you next Friday at 5:30pm PST.

Until I see you next time, remember to create, experience & teach from the heart.

Take care,


2 Fun Ways To Engage Children in Summer Reading

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