Parents’ Choice Summer School: Reading


Parents' Choice This Week

Summer School: For the Love of Reading

This Week, the Summer School Edition spotlights reading:

Why do some kids roll their eyes at the mere thought of summer reading? Here’s what NPR and RIF say.Click here to start browsing the latest Parents’ Choice Book Award winners.

Explore two children’s museums with exhibits that make reading fun.

Ready for Bug Camp? It’s Cricket Media’s free summer reading program

Image courtesy of: Oceanhouse Media


Read & Learn

A tip of the hat to this clever cat; these are definitely not your Grandma’s ABCs. In Oceanhouse Media’s Read and Learn Dr. Seuss’s ABC, beginning abecedarians will delight in discovering letter names and sounds via humorous, alliterative rhymes about   Aunt Annie’s alligator, goats wearing goo-goo goggles, and the quick Queen of Quincy.

Also learn how Oceanhouse Media delivers Dr. Seuss’s beloved Green Eggs and Ham on a digital platter.

Click here for 5 Ways to Read & Learn with Dr. Seuss.

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Click here for tips on Motivating Kids to Read from RIF, and click here for advice from NPR on How to Get Your Kids to Read This Summer.

Image courtesy of: LA Johnson/NPR


Parents’ Choice Picks

Hooray for Books! Last week, we announced our Spring 2017 Parents’ Choice Book Awards.

With over 70 winners in categories such as, Doing & Learning, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, and Poetry, you’re bound to find something for even the pickiest reader on your list.
Image courtesy of: Candlewick Press


Are We There Yet?

If you’re in the Jackson, MI area, visit the Mississippi Children’s Museum and their Wild About Reading Gallery. Interactive activities explore the basics of reading and teach little ones to love literature.

If you’re in the Amherst, MA area, visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Full of exhibits devoted to the picture book, the museum also has an Art Studio and “The very best bookstore for picture books in the entire world.” – Parents’ Choice Foundation.

To locate a museum near you, click here for the Association of Children’s Museums search tool.
Image courtesy of: Eric Carle Museum


Cricket Bug Camp

As part of the new Keeping Tech in Check initiative, our friends at Cricket Media have launched the totally free summer reading and activity program – Bug Camp! Every day features something new to read and do, so mark you calendars and visit often! Click here for more information.
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