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Raising Summer Readers Tip # 51 and #52: Help your kids integrate writing into their summer by encouraging them to author their own books

These two tips, along with Tip #50, should have come much earlier in the summer, so I apologize for their late arrival. Authoring their own books can be such a great summer writing experience because, unlike books that are written during the … Continue reading

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Raising Summer Readers Tip #50: Encourage summer writing by helping kids to create fun handmade blank books

Getting kids excited to author books is one of the best ways to motivate writing. When kids put their writing into book format, they tend to feel like real authors who are proud of what they write and eager to … Continue reading

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Raising Summer Readers Tip #27: Encourage summer writing by authoring books (journals) that document growth or change occurring in your child’s life this summer.

Reading and writing go hand-in-hand — developing skills for one will help the other. Creating books about personal experiences is a great way to incorporate some writing into your kids’ summer. Personal experiences are meaningful to a child; they are also often … Continue reading

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Raising Summer Readers Tip #21: Travel Tip – Encourage your kids to author “vacation books” when you are traveling during the summer.

Summer travel provides one of the best inspirations for summer writing because vacations are often eagerly anticipated, filled with new exciting experiences, and a standout of the summer — giving kids something personal and special to write about. Kids can … Continue reading

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