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Summer Reading

Kids:  Dig into summer reading with INFOhio. 

Check out some of the fun summer reading ideas in INFOhio's IWonder:

Parents:

Beach Bags are an easy way to keep your child’s reading skills sharp with fun summer activities arranged around five themes: weather, pets, transportation, food, and neighborhoods. Each Beach Bag includes two free printable "little books" from World Book's Early World of Learning, two related activities, a list of classic picture books for further reading, and suggested websites to explore. The Beach Bags are offered free to all Ohio families by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education. They're available on ODE's Third Grade Reading Guarantee-Parent Resources Page.

Looking for some great read-aloud books for your preschooler?  INFOhio has a great Pinterest board with suggestions that are perfect for a summer afternoon of reading or even a bedtime tale.  The Preschool Read Alouds list was compiled from suggestions by librarians across Ohio.  Be sure an check out the Pinterest boards with suggestions for older children.

Public libraries across Ohio are rolling out their summer reading programs. Many libraries will invite children to explore, discover, and invent with the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s “Fizz Boom Read” summer reading theme.  Libraries will offer a variety of engaging programs for children to have fun while practicing hands-on science skills such as observing, measuring, observing, and predicting.  Fizz Boom Read complements STEM curriculum, and interrelates science and the arts.  Children can access books, music and other media throughout the summer.  At most libraries, children may track their reading and other library activities and earn fun prizes for participating.

Many Ohio libraries also offer summer reading programs for teens and adults, and special activities and programs for children ages 0-5 and their families.  Check with your local library for dates, registration information, and details of its summer reading program

So take a book along to the park, select an audio book for a long car trip, load up your eReader, or break out the comic books. Readers of all ages will have fun exploring the world this summer – starting at the public library and INFOhio.

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