Guest post: Encouraging your children to read over the summer holidays

Encouraging your children to read over the summer holidays - Ever-changing Life of a MumHello summer holidays!

I love this time of year and the much needed break from routine – something my family was craving as we limped towards the finishing line of the last school term. It’s time for the kids to put the text books away, relax and have some fun.

But that doesn’t mean they should pack away books entirely because the holidays provide the perfect opportunity to spend time reading some books of their own choice and delve into a world of imagination.

I myself was sitting on the couch for much of the afternoon yesterday and, while at this time of year it’s often interrupted by my children needing me to help them with an activity or wanting a snack, it wasn’t long before I was joined by one of my daughters after asking me to help her pick a book to read from her bookshelf.

Today I have Dymocks Literacy Expert, Ryan Spencer on the blog to help parents discover some fun ways to encourage their children to read over summer holidays.

There are also some book recommendations to suit various age groups – I’ll also be reviewing a few of these books in a later post on the blog.

Ryan offers some great tips in this post that hopefully kick starts a summer full of reading fun.

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