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The Teacher is Talking: Summer Literacy Fun

By Leslie Lindsay It may be summer but your kiddos still need to stretch their brains.  Here’s a fun way to keep the words a coming! Visit your library and stuff a basket full of books.  Try some new genres!  My 8 year old daughter was found browsing in the juvenile history section. Her favorite selections–Ancient Egypt, and the history of the Titantic.  Start a journal.  Pick one up at your favorite discount store.  Write in it everyday…simple things like what you did and where you went will suffice.  If you (or your child) feels like going deeper, go for it! Make a list of your favorite foods, put them in ABC order.  Maybe it’s a list of all of your favorite summertime foods: corn on the cob, watermelon, pasta salad.  Ask your mom to make some of those favorite dishes as a way to count down the days. Stage a scavenger/nature hunt, create a map, make a list of things to find.  Gather some friends and go! Read a book to your younger siblings or …