Exercise Your Brain with Summer Reading

exercise-your-brainAs summer approaches, it is time to begin thinking about your reading plans.  By reading during the summer, children continue to increase their vocabulary, fluency, and reading level.


What can you do over the summer to keep from getting mush brains?

  • Visit TumbleBooks (username – friscoisd, password – books)
  • Participate in Barnes and Noble’s Reading Challenge and get a FREE book after reading over the summer.  Pick up a reading log from the store or download it here.  BN Summer Reading
  • Scholastic also has a summer reading program that you can join.  Visit Scholastic Summer Reading.  Unlock eBooks and enter for a chance to win Klutz books.
  • If you’re wanting to explore new ideas and topics, browse the MackinVia Database and read some of the eBook available there, too. The Nation Geographic database has all the National Geographic Kids magazine for you to read online! Your child will login using their user number (Lunch number) and password (birthday).
  • mush brainFor a details on how to use OverDrive visit the eBooks page for Take Me to the Library.
  • If you’re looking for summer reading and activities, Education World has some great activities and reading lists for each grade. You will also find some great summer reads on the lists below.

Kindergarten – 2nd    * 3rd – 5th   * Middle School


So, it doesn’t matter if you are opening a book from the library, bookstore, or reading an eBook on your favorite device – Just Read!  Don’t let your brain turn to mush over the summer!!