Summer Reading Tips: 5 Ways to Encourage Reading After School

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Summer is the season to temporarily say good-bye to the school year and begin summer vacation. In fact, many students look forward to that last day of school with anticipation and excitement. Regardless of whether children enjoyed learning during the past school year, summer should still present an opportunity for them to learn while playing.

So, use summer reading as a chance to encourage children to pick a book, novel, or graphic novel. The importance of reading is participating in selecting a book you enjoy. During the summer break, children can still develop their cognitive skills with a few summer reading tips. But summer learning does not have to be a structured curriculum.

One of the reasons for continuing summer learning is to enhance their language skills. By providing motivational reading skills, children will be able to develop more vocabulary and maintain what they learned from before. As a matter of fact, children that are constantly learning, develop skills in language, are better able to deal with stress, and develop their brainpower.

Other studies have shown that being bilingual can actually boost a child’s cognitive skills. But constant learning can only fuel this brainpower. And some of this knowledge can be either through reading story books, participating in summer reading programs, summer activity camps, summer book clubs, music, and other Spanish immersion programs. What are some summer reading tips to motivate children to continue learning?

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Immersion program ideas for grades K-1: 10 ways to incorporate Spanish topics

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Bilingual children learn best when language topics are shown in a fun and entertaining way. It is even more fun when reading and grammar concepts are easily tied to puppet shows and stories.

But how can parents and educators add simple immersion program ideas to learning Spanish?

Immersion Program Ideas for Bilingual Classes Background

Immersion programs are categorized in 3 simple ways: one-way, two-way, and full immersion classes.

But for children between the ages 3 – 7, a two-way immersion program is the ideal way for them to acquire a second language. Learning while they play is the best way they learn.

In a two-way immersion course, English-speaking students are immersed in a class with Spanish-speaking students. And what a great combination this is. When Spanish students show their intellect in the language to non-native speakers, it offers the best of two worlds.

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Earth Day craft for kids: How to make a Paper Mache globe

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Learning about Earth Day can be a fun activity for kids. It can also be a rewarding experience for parents and children. By making this Earth Day craft together, it allows the relationship between parents and children to bloom that can’t be replaced by anything else.

Also, by working together on projects, it promotes cooperation and teamwork. These are skills, which are slowly being diminished by distractions like excessive video games and other types of physical and mental hazards to kids.

Crafts with kids also open up the channels of communication between parents and children. Thus, in this project, you’ll be making a globe representing the Earth. Working together and reading are great activities to do as a family to enhance the relationship between parent and child.

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