The Morning Thing takes a look at Summer Reading

There is nothing quite like a good book. There’s just something about a compelling story that captures our hearts and imaginations. We could have a whole discussion about why that is and what God placed in us that makes us love a well-told story, but today we are focusing on introducing kids to reading and helping them develop strong reading skills.

First off, it’s important to note why reading is important. To see the multiple benefits that consistent reading has for kids, check out this information from Children’s Education Services.

As the school year is winding down, it’s the perfect time to think about how to encourage kids to read throughout the summer. Scholastic offers some great resources, giving kids interactive options to find new books and means to track their reading. You can find their summer reading options HERE. If you need suggestions for some of the best children’s books to get your kids started, Scholastic has that covered too. Take a look at their list of the Top 100 Children’s Books of all time HERE. There’s something for kids of all ages on this list- and maybe it will encourage us adults to crack open some books as well!

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