Teacher Tip: Use Bingo to Motivate Your Child to Read Over the Summer (Understood.org)


For some kids, summer means having more time to stick their noses in a good book and read. For other kids, summer reading is a chore. This is especially true for kids who struggle with reading and are reluctant to pick up a book.

Still, reading over the summer is important. It allows kids to practice their reading skills and learn about new topics. Kids can experience the “summer slide” if they don’t do anything academic over the long break. They may spend the beginning of the next school year relearning certain skills.

One way teachers motivate kids to read is by giving out summer reading bingo boards.  Have your child put a checkmark in a box after completing each task. Children can win “bingo” by covering five squares in a row (horizontal, vertical or diagonal).


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