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Raising Summer Readers Tip #24: Travel Tip — When traveling, use Rory’s Story Cubes to prompt oral and written storytelling.

There are many reasons to engage kids in frequent storytelling (it’s fun, it nurtures creative thinking). One of the greatest reasons why storytelling is so important is because it builds strong narrative skills, which are crucial for reading comprehension as well … Continue reading

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Raising Summer Readers Tip #23: Travel Tip — Read aloud from the internet together, especially when you’re on vacation!

In an earlier tip (tip #13), I wrote about the importance of reading aloud over the summer (and all year long!). While Americans are now far more likely to read online than use other platforms, most parents don’t choose the internet … Continue reading

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Raising Summer Readers Tip #22: Travel Tip — Ask your kids if they want to “paint-a-scene” while on vacation, and then use their painting as a storytelling prompt!

Travel with a simple set of Crayola watercolors, paintbrushes, and paper. Crayola watercolors in particular, with their flat plastic containers, are easy to pack in a suitcase as well as a in a smaller bag when heading out on a … Continue reading

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Raising Summer Readers Tip #20: Travel Tip — Set up your vacation accommodations in ways that make literacy more likely to occur.

The important for STARs (Space, Time, Access to books, Ritual) for summer reading (See Tip #7) is just as important during your summer travel if you are hoping for the kids to keep up their summer reading. Here are 5 … Continue reading

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Raising Summer Readers Tip #19: Travel Tip — When en route to your vacation destination, remember to take advantage of your captive audience!

When your family is in transit to your vacation destination (be it by car, plane or another transportation mode), this is one of the greatest opportunities to have some quality family interactions. During these times, you have a captive audience … Continue reading

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Raising Summer Readers Tip#18: Travel Tip — For reluctant vacation readers, wrap a book to read aloud for each day of your summer vacation.

This is a twist on the “book advent calendar” idea that I wrote about in my winter holiday post (click here to check that out), where each wrapped book represents the number of days left until the holiday. Here, new … Continue reading

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Raising Summer Readers Tip #17: Travel Tip — Raise kids who view packing books as a traveling necessity — another building block in the making of lifelong readers

This tip is the obvious sequel to Tip #16, which reminded parents to talk about the family’s plans for reading while traveling. Talking about plans for reading is important, but kids must actually have a supply of books with them … Continue reading

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