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Reading Rockets Newsletter - Resources for Parents and Teachers


07/17/2014 Published by: Suzanne

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Categories: Your Child's Ages & Stages, Extra Resource Documents

Just because kids are on their summer break from school doesn’t mean they have to stop learning.  The June 2014 Reading Rockets Newsletter offers lots of fun learning ideas and activities for kids and families to enjoy at home!

All about “launching young readers”, the Reading Rockets Newsletter provides “early literacy resources, video, research and news for parents and teachers.”  In the newsletter’s June 2014 edition, their focus is “Read. Talk. Explore. Write . . . All Summer Long”.  Here are some highlights . . .

Summer Science Learning Activities

  • Activity packs with books and hands-on activities
  • Recommendations for kid-friendly web sites and apps

Summer Writing

Four kid-tested activities that explore poetry, journals and even persuasive writing!


Fun ideas for practicing reading skills such as buddy-reading, hosting a neighborhood “Reader’s Theater” and home-made audio books

Community Pledge

Thoughts on getting your local community involved in improving children’s reading proficiency


  • Book and Author Recommendations
  • Classroom Ideas for Teachers – Word hunts and app recommendations
  • Ideas for Parents – Developing reading stamina and summer reading program help for learning disabled kids
  • Research and News – Best E-Books for young readers, how reading may change the brains of Dyslexic students and highlights from 5 programs designed for disadvantaged children

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