Yes, children need a little break during the summer. However, it's a great time to get them excited about reading and off electronics for awhile. It can be done. Once a great book is started, your child will find it can be better than a movie!
School and life demands that we are able to read well. The only way to get good at something is to do it and do it often.
If you are still reading, I'm guessing you know a child who doesn't like to read.
There Are Reasons a Child May Not Like To Read And Ways To Get a Child To Like Reading
- Reading might be hard. A reading tutor or a reading program might be needed. I offer advice on this site about supporting a child learning to read. I also offer tutoring.
- When a child falls behind his peers in reading, reading is avoided. The sooner help is given, the better.
- It might be hard to find interesting books at the right reading difficulty.
- Sometimes a child is a good reader, but that child doesn't choose to spend time reading. There are a number of reasons that this happens. Helping this child find interesting reading material and helping this child see reading as enjoyable is what needs to happen here. Good readers will fall behind when they don't spend time reading.