Make reading fun
Play games and have fun with reading, whether you are at home or out and about. Try playing ‘eye-spy’ with words, use drama to pretend to be characters and read in silly voices! You could even put on a puppet show and retell your favourite story.
Use the TV
Turn the subtitles on whilst watching TV so you can read along. Alternatively, you could also mute the TV and make up a story, based on what you think the characters are saying and doing. You could even compare your story with what actually happened in the episode later.
Take part in a reading scavenger hunt
Reading is everywhere! Create a list of all the times you might have to read something on a grid or checklist. You could include books, recipes, menus, shopping lists, comics, the internet, magazines, newspapers and even road signs. Then, when you see one of them, tick it off your list!
Create a special place to read
Have a special spot to read that’s just for the summer! It could be a blanket fort, a place somewhere outside or just a ‘reading chair’. It can be used to read on your own or with other people.