As a librarian my first love is to books and reading. So I want to share more ways to help keep those young readers on track during these summer months. I know it can be hard to get them to read a book, but these are websites!!! Yes, sometimes even reading works on the web. For more helpful technology related sites that support reading and other core skills see some my earlier post series Apps for Summer Learning. But for now allow me to share with you some websites:
1. Stone Soup www.stonesoup.com The classic literary magazine that is written by kids for kids. This offers a great way to kids to connect with others by reviewing books, or submitting their own imaginative work.
2. Little Write Brain www.littlewritebrain.com Let your little ones create their own characters, choose a template, and create their own stories that can be saved as free e-books. A great site for those creative minds out there.
3. National Geographic Young Explorers www.nationalgeographic.com Increase nonfiction reading habits with the famous magazine where the highlighted text is read aloud by a narrator and the interactive links and games allow for further exploration.
4. Storyline Online www.storylineonline.net Classic stories read by famous actors? Sign me up!
5. Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge www.scholastic.com/summer The famous challenge is back and it allows kids to track their reading minutes, and compete against other readers around the world. Parents you can monitor your child’s progress and find helpful book lists, and activity ideas.