Seeing this girl reading makes me smile. I'm easy to please.
Since summer began, she's been of the mind set that it isn't necessary to do anything related to school in any way, shape, or form. In her mind that includes reading. She and I have differing opinions when it comes to this.
I've told her that she needs to read throughout the summer. "I don't care what book it is, but find one." Hearing your mom say that for the first 4 weeks of summer gets old.
She found a book last week. I thought it would be something light hearted, an easy summer read. No. She's reading Rachel's Tears. Not only am I happy that she's reading but this book has also provided material for discussion.
Do your kids read during summer vacation? If they'd rather not, how do you encourage it?