Fill Your Summer with Reading & Learning

In case you are looking for literacy and learning resources this summer, I’ve got a round-up of them for you below, in no particular order. Browse and enjoy, and let no one in your household be bored this summer!


ICS Subscriptions
Don’t forget that your child can keep using his or her subscriptions to ICS programs like Achieve3000, IXL, PipoClub, etc. at least through mid-August. (You’ll need to remember your login information and how to access the programs on your own.)



Free Library Summer Reading Challenge
Participate in the Free Library’s Summer Reading activities. There are many ways for all ages to join the fun online and at your local library branch.



High Quality Book Recommendations
Horn Book’s 2015 Summer Reading List is a great starting point for finding some of the best new kids’ literature out there. Order the books to be delivered to your local branch through the Free Library’s website and you’ll create the perfect “Netflix” queue of library books to last you all summer!



Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
If our local library’s reading challenge isn’t enough to satisfy your reader, go national with the Scholastic Challenge!



Preschool Parents
Check out this year’s Pennsylvania One Book selection from your local library branch and use this activity guide before, during and after reading with your preschooler!



Join Camp Wonderopolis, a virtual science camp where you can learn online and through hands-on adventures at home!



Guidance for Parents
Not sure where to start supporting your child with reading? Check out Reading Rockets, a website with countless resources and tips for parents to help you gain confidence helping your child grow as a reader.



TumbleBooks – eBooks for Kids
Visit TumbleBooks for access to a vast library of electronic books for kids in English and Spanish.



Fight the Brain Drain!
It will take you the next three summers to make it through this extensive list of ideas!



Free Online Learning Resources
Here’s another extensive list of resources to check out if you still haven’t had your fill.



Reading is Fundamental
Try out some of these activities for a well-rounded summer.



Digital Summer Learning Guide
Whatever your learner is passionate about, Common Sense Media has a guide to help you find the best online resources!


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