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Great Ideas

Summer Reading Activities

K-5 Summer Activities Calendar
Here you'll find a month's worth of daily activities for your child to do this summer.

Middle School Activities Calendar
Fun daily activities for middle school students, too!

Summer Reading Activities Kit (PDF)
Creative ideas for fun summer reading you and your children can do together while on vacation, at home, or on the road.

Summer Reading Loss Elementary Brochure (PDF)
Creative ideas for fun summer reading you and your children can do together while on vacation, at home, or on the road.

Summer Reading Loss Secondary Brochure (PDF)
Creative ideas for fun summer reading you and your children can do together while on vacation, at home, or on the road.

Publications

Helping your Child Become a Reader
A helpful U.S. Department of Education publication discussing language-building activities that you can do with your child to help her build the skills she needs to become a reader. Great for ages birth to six.

Put Reading First: Helping Your Child Learn to Read
More ideas from the U.S. Department of Education on how to help develop your child's reading skills (preschool to age six).

Reading Tips for Parents
Strategies for creating and maintaining strong readers from No Child Left Behind.
Traducción en Español

What Parents and Family Members Can Do to Challenge Young Minds
19 easy ways to engage your child's interest in reading.

Why Babies Need Books
From the MSN Family Web site, a helpful article on the importance of books at an early age.

Web sites for Parents

Just Read, Florida!
Governor Bush's reading initiative in support of all children to be able to read at or above grade level by the year 2012. The Parent Section offers links to Clifford's Reading Tips, suggestions to build your children's reading skills, recommended reading lists and much more!

Reading Is Fundamental
RIF is the nation's largest nonprofit children's literacy organization

FCAT Explorer
Contains a Parent and Family Guide that is designed to support parents in their effort to help children strengthen the critical skills that are outlined in the Sunshine State Standards and tested on the FCAT. For enrollment information, please call 1-888-750-FCAT.
FCAT Explorer Brochure (152KB PDF)

Florida Education Channel
A program initiative of the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium that provides 24 hours 7 days a week educational programs including reading and parenting on DishNetwork 61.5, Channel 9418, and local cable markets.

Book Crossing
Join a global book club! Here you'll find tens of thousands of book reviews, book ratings, and book recommendations, because each time a book changes hands members can leave journal entries telling the world of their experiences.

Florida Public Libraries