2008 Big Summer Read
Whether children and families vacation away or stay near home, these are essential. No summer is complete without them. They travel well in cars or buses, on boats, on trains or planes. They tuck into suitcases, backpacks, and under arms. Most can be opened without electricity and are easily shared among many. They're fun and are good for children and adults alike! And the long summer days are a great time for children to engage with these alone or can be shared with children.
What are we talking about? Books and reading, of course! Whether reading books with eyes (examining the pages of books) or with listening to audio books, studies show that this portable, pleasurable activity has potent benefits for children.
So grab a book, find a comfy place, and enjoy!
Click below to browse through the buying guide online or download the 2008 guide (555K PDF)* as a one-page handout you can easily take to the library or store.
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