Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer Reading with READ BRIGHTLY

Summer is full swing, and that means summer reading is too. Did you know that during the summer, kids can lose crucial reading ground, especially those at high risk. Students who don't read during the summer can fall back a few levels on their reading levels. As parents, we understand how hard it can be sometimes to get our kiddos to read at least 20 mins each day during the summer. 

If you're looking for some great tools to aid in your children's summer reading, check out Brightly ( This is an awesome new website that Penguin Random House has created to aid parents for summer reading, as well as aid in raising life long readers. 

About The Site
The site is a Penguin Random House initiative that shares book recommendations from all publishers for every age and stage of reader--from toddlers to teens to grown-ups. On Brightly you'll find essays from authors, insights from illustrators, tips and advice on raising readers, seasonal inspirations, and more. Check them out here

Summer Reading
Now that school’s out, Brightly has created Summer Reading Fun Packs to keep kids reading and help families survive the summer months. Brightly offers three Summer Reading Fun Packs created for different ages and stages: Pre-K, growing readers, and tweens. 

The packs include: 
  • Ultimate Summer Reading Lists—combat the summer slide and make reading fun with Brightly’s book recommendations for preschoolers6-8 year olds, and 9-12 year olds.  
  • Engaging Audiobooks for Family Travel—cheer for traffic as you enjoy a shared reading experience with your preschoolergrowing reader, and tween.  
  • Learning Games for Car Trips—play your way to your destination and put an end to “are we there yet”. 
  • Kindergarten Readiness—discover ten things you can do to at home to get your child ready for the transition. 
  • Summer Learning Loss Preventiontips and advice to prevent brain drain in 6-8 year olds and tweens
  • Printables—hands-on activities, puzzles, Mad Libs, coloring, and more. 
There's definitely something for everyone on Brightly. Whether for children, tweens, teens or parents. I highly recommend checking them out. A great thing about Brightly, is you can take it with you on the go! Brightly works great on an hand held device, or laptop, (at least it has on our devices so far). 

Give them try, and get your kids hooked on Summer Reading!

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~