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Reading has always been a love of mine.  Finding the time these days is hard but I want my children to understand how fun reading can be.  They love going to the library and my 8 year old loves reading his subscription to Sports Illustrated Kids.  Last summer we started reading the Harry Potter series digitally as well as some of the Magic Treehouse series.  They loved it.  Sometimes we’d take pillows up into the play structure for a few chapters and sometimes we’d snuggle up in LoveSac after a long, busy day.  My kids look forward to this time together.  We haven’t selected any books yet this summer but some I’ve been considering a few that were favorites of my own growing up:

  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Stuart Little
  • Boxcar Children series
  • Little House on the Prairie series
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Tales of the 4th Grade Nothing

Which chapter books do YOUR kids enjoy?

Here are some useful facts from the scholastic reading report:

  • 61% of low-income families in the U.S. have no age-appropriate books in their homes for children.
  • Good reading habits have a greater impact on a child’s reading skills than household income.
  • Nearly 40% of parents say their child does not spend enough time reading for fun.
  • 73% of children get ideas from their parents for books to read for fun.
  • Where parent engagement is high, classrooms score 28 points above the national average.

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