Summer is the perfect time for reading aloud to your kids! My goal is to read aloud for at least 15 minutes every day. This year we’re hoping to make it through this list of 10 summer read aloud books.
I’ve learned the hard way that if something isn’t planned, I’m not likely to get it done.
One of my main priorities for this summer is spending time with my kids. Swimming, crafting, playing, and reading aloud are some of the things I have planned.
We’ve got our pool filled and the kids have already been swimming every day (I’m waiting for the water to warm up a bit!). And we’ve also started on our read aloud list!
We’ve read a couple of the shorter picture books already, and we’re halfway through with our first chapter book.
My kids are 7 through 17, so we have a wide age range here. I included some shorter picture books on my read aloud list for my youngest. Even though he can read, he still loves to be read to. I usually save the shorter books for when it’s just the two of us.
The longer books are enjoyable for all of us. Here’s what’s on our list this year.
10 Summer Read Aloud Books
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Summer Picture Books
The Wind in the Willows (this is an abridged, picture book version)
It All Adds Up to Happy Memories
I only chose four chapter books because I know how busy summer can be, and I wanted to be realistic. 🙂 I think these 10 summer read aloud books will be a reachable goal for us.
If you find you don’t have tons of time for reading aloud, make a goal to just read for 10-15 minutes every day. Those little bits of time here and there will add up to hours of memories made together!
One way I fit in read aloud time is to grab our current book and read while my children are eating lunch. This gives you a captive audience! Sometimes my kids are anxious to run back outside or jump back into the pool, but they’re usually willing to sit still while I read a chapter or two.
Sometimes I’ll read to them while they’re drawing or busy with some other task.
Be creative and I’m sure you’ll be able to come up with plenty of sneaky ways to fit in some read aloud time!
What about you? What are your read aloud plans for this summer?
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