5 Summer Reading Tips for Kids | Disney Story Central. This is a sponsored post.
5 Summer Reading Tips for Kids | Disney Story Central
I couldn’t be prouder of my boy this year. Kindergarten complete, this kid is reading at a whopping 87 words per minute. Can you tell that my son loves to read? But we all know what happens during the summer break. The dreaded “Brain Dump.” Fight the summer reading slump this year with these 5 summer reading tips for kids. You won’t believe how a little Disney magic does the trick. 🙂
1. Schedule, Schedule, Schedule
If there’s anything that my son understands, it’s routine. We get up. We make our bed. We have breakfast. We get dressed. We read. Everyday, we have a very important time set aside just for reading. Even in the midst of very busy summer schedules (swim class, VBS, family vacations) we always stick to the schedule. And this kid loves routine!
2. Give Them Their Own Reading Space
Make it comfortable, relaxing and most importantly, quiet. Providing my boy a “special spot” to read is definitely more inviting for him. Consider a day outdoors under a tree. For rainy days, build the ultimate blanket fort. Drinks, snacks and even a flashlight complete their reading hideaway for the day.
3. Make It “Cool” to Read
Ok, so maybe your kids don’t use the word “cool” anymore, but you get the point. book club or book party for kids to hang out together and read. Head to your local library and surround your child with kids reading books. A little peer encouragement is sometimes all that’s needed for a day of reading fun!
4. Read Books Featuring Their Favorite Disney Characters
It’s Disney and it’s FREE. Why oh why hadn’t I heard of this before? Disney Story Central is the ultimate solution to beat the summer reading blues this summer. And you and your child are going to LOVE it! Check out all of the nifty features!
Disney Story Central is the LARGEST collection of Disney digital stories. From Princesses to Pirates, Olaf to Mickey, the gang is all here for your child’s epic summer adventures! You can easily navigate the site. The Browse by Character carousel is perfect for directing my child to his next favorite book. Personalized book recommendations pop up so you can find more great titles.
Signing up is FREE and easy. Using your Disney account (or creating one), you are underway to reading in a flash! And every new sign up includes 4 Disney Story Central tokens (that you can redeem for e-books) and 1 free e-book to get you started! Then you can add more tokens a la carte or sign up for the new unlimited story book access via the subscription service for $7.99 a month.
The books are challenging! Don’t think for a second that your child’s reading is going to SLOW this summer. With different reading levels from preschool and up, you can easily sort through, find and download the perfect book for your child.
It’s technology driven. Does your child love reaching for your phone or iPad? Well, now there’s a perfect excuse to do so. And it’s perfect for on-the-go families. Whether you’re heading out to do summer errands or beginning a summer vacation, Disney Story Central is there with you! The cross-platform experience is available via iPhone and iPad app, tablet-optimized website and Video on Demand (AT&T U-Verse).
It’s rewarding! The best part of summer reading with Disney Story Central is watching his eyes light up when he finishes a book. Disney Story Central recognizes your child’s reading accomplishments in GRAND style! A Disney celebration, reading levels, trophies and even a pages read counter keeps your child motivated to even read more. And now, you can
When it comes to my 6 year old’s attention span, I rely heavily on his favorite characters. Any book he picks himself contains friends like Baymax, Mike Wasowski and now Phineas and Ferb. He’s ASKING me to get more Level 3 reading books (like 1st to 3rd grade level, folks!) because they contain stories of characters he knows and loves. Are your kids excited about Pixar’s Inside Out? They already have books at Disney Story Central and my son is dying to read them all!
5. Reward Their Accomplishments
Fostering a lifetime love for reading is definitely worth celebrating! Ice cream, outings and even the new Disney Story Central monthly subscription is rewarding my son for all of his learning accomplishments. I couldn’t be prouder of his Kindergarten success and now, I’m even more proud of his summer successes! He’s reading, learning and LOVING summer thanks to Disney Story Central!
Earn Free Disney Story Central Books & Win!
Today is the perfect day to sign up for your FREE Disney Story Central reading account! Today, June 11, your child can participate in Mid-Summer Light Reads! Now through August 13, your child is in for an even better Disney Story Central experience!
- New weekly Disney reading themes
- Chances to unlock FREE books
- An exclusive Disney Story Central Sweepstakes
So download the FREE Disney Story Central app today and get your kids started on a summer full of reading fun! We are having a blast taking our Disney friends wherever we go this season. And even my toddler is getting a hang of turning the pages 🙂 Summer reading is better than ever with Disney Story Central!
How do you get your kids to read during the summer?
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