Summer is a time for relaxation and fun! It is also a time that teachers refer to as the “Summer Slide.” Summer Slide is when kids lose some of the gains they made during the school year. Let’s face it, unless we keep our brains constantly engaged, some stuff gets lost.  Reading is the best way to avoid this and still have fun! Here is a list of fun ideas to keep the kids reading all summer long!

This post is sponsored by Arden Cahill Camp Corral 

Read together

This is a fantastic bonding activity and children really benefit from hearing a fluent adult read to them. Have an older child? Read with them, too! Everyone loves to share a story.

Let them choose the book

Don’t worry too much about the types of books they are reading. Let them choose what they enjoy. They often get told what to read in school. Summer should be a time to explore and enjoy books.

Audiobooks are OK!

Many children struggle with the stamina to read longer novels. Audiobooks, when well done, can be almost like a performance. Audiobooks develop listening and comprehension skills. They make more difficult novels accessible to younger or struggling readers. While it shouldn’t be the only type of reading they do, embrace the Audiobook

Get a library card!

Explore your local library. There are story time activities, book and audiobooks and all of it is free!!! Make sure your child has a library card and use it frequently.

Provide Reading Incentives

While we all wish kids would read for the love of reading, that is not a reality. Reading can be hard work! It is ok to provide incentives! We are including a BINGO board in this article. Have your child explore different ways to read and types of books using our BINGO board. Upon completion, turn it in at the Reading Success Center (see the bottom of the board for location and times). Just click on the image to download your BINGO Board! 

Send Them To Camp Corral

At Camp Corral they believe children should never take a vacation from learning; that is why, at Camp Corral,  also offers the option to take study classes in conjunction with summer play camp.  Summer study classes are only offered to campers registered for the full session 1 or full session 2. So sign up today!

About Arden Cahill Camp Corral

There is a “WHALE OF A GOOD TIME” ahead at Cahill Camp Corral, and this year they are happy to announce the 50th year of Arden Cahill Academy and our summer program! At Cahill Camp Corral we offer a relaxed environment where campers Age 3 – 14 (must be 4 by 9/30/18) continue to grow and develop  during the summer months.  All activities take place on their beautiful 12 acre campus.  Arden Cahill Academy’s campus is centrally located in Gretna on the Westbank just minutes from the GNO Bridge.

Caring leaders, made up mainly of teachers and alumni, will facilitate and participate with your child in many activities; Swimming (in their  junior Olympic size pool or splash pool), Computer Lab, Indoor Play in an air conditioned gym, Outdoor Play and Barn Time complete with Horseback Riding through Bayou Stables and a Petting Farm, Game Room activities including tournaments and Wii, Arts & Crafts, and Theatre performances each session where all campers perform in the 300 seat Little Theatre. There are special days that include fishing, gardening, archery, riflery, dance, discovery science and STEAM, snack attack, dances, blue & white days, camp “in” , waterslide, bounce house, rodeos, color relays and much, much, more.  Your lil’ or big camper will not get bored because there are age specific activities galore offered throughout the summer!

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