THANK YOU for participating in
our One School, One Book reading of
The Cricket in Times Square!!
We hoped you enjoyed the shared reading experience with your family and friends!
Walnut Trails Elementary School
is participating in the 2019
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!
We have been the top Reading School in Illinois for 2 years in a row!! Please help us continue with this amazing program this summer. We've included some helpful reading tips below to help you get started with your summer reading plans.
10 SUMMER READING TIPS FOR FAMILIES
1. Read aloud together with your child often.
Make it fun by reading outdoors on the front steps, patio, at the beach or park.
2. Set a good example by modeling reading behavior for children. Keep lots of reading material around the house.
3. Read the same book your child is reading and talk about it.
4. Let kids choose what they want to read. Students will be more likely to stick with reading material that they have picked out.
5. Check out audiobooks. Listen to them in the car or together at home.
6. Take your children to the library regularly. Most libraries sponsor summer reading programs with easy-to-reach goals for preschool and school-age children. Check the library calendar for special summer reading activities and events. Libraries also provide age appropriate lists for summer reading.
7. Subscribe, in your child's name, to magazines like Sports Illustrated for Kids, Highlights for Children, or National Geographic World.
8. Ease disappointment over summer separation from a favorite school friend by encouraging them to become pen pals. Present both children with postcards or envelopes that are already addressed and stamped to make the process easy and fun.
9. Make trips a way to encourage reading by reading aloud traffic signs, billboards, notices, etc. Show your children how to read a map, and once you are on the road, let them take turns being the navigator.
10. Encourage children to keep a summer scrapbook. Tape in souvenirs of your family's summer activities such as picture postcards, ticket stubs, & photos. Have your children write the captions for each item and read them aloud as you look at the book together.