Why should our children read?
While preparing our summer reading letter for grade school families, I am thinking about the many reasons I want our children to read. While I do embrace technology and believe that learning can be enhanced in many ways by the use of technology in the classroom and at home, I know that the experience of reading cannot be replaced by any apps.
It's the transformation of words that creates a picture in your mind and offers you an escape from your daily life, that makes the actual reading experience so unique. The following infographic summarizes nicely the many reasons there are to read (source: Reading Matters)
Our GSP library and your public library offer an abundance of ideas that will get you through summer. If your child likes a little extra reward with his/her summer reading, the following resources, here are just two of many out there:
Of course there is also our own GSP Ice Cream Party in September to look forward to, details will be send out to current grade school families tomorrow.