School's out, or will be shortly. Parents, whether homeschooling or not are looking for ways to keep kids busy during the summer months. After the novelty of not having school wears off the kids are bored. One great thing about summer break is that there is alot of time to do things that are fun and relaxing. A great way to beat boredom in the summer and keep kids learning is reading.
Reading during the summer can be more fun if there are incentives involved. Most public libraries offer free summer reading programs. Reading books earns small, fun prizes. There are other reading programs to enjoy as well. For the budding philanthropist, here is a reading for a cause program from Scholastic worth checking into. Bookseller Barnes and Noble also has a great reading incentive program for summer readers.
If you are wondering what to read, these reading lists may give you some ideas. Other fun ideas for summer including kid friendly and safe blogging can be found at http://www.readingrockets.org/article/23428
So, grab a book and keep those reading and learning skills sharp this summer!