Maintaining a child's engagement in reading during the summer months is crucial for their academic development, cognitive growth, and overall well-being. In addition, keeping children engaged in reading over the summer is a great way to foster their love for books, enhance literacy skills and prevent the dreaded summer slide. Let's explore the importance of keeping children reading throughout the summer and some fun ways to do so.
If you haven't already noticed, we are a little partial to mice. Toofer and The Giblet are two of our very best friends in Nimblewood. But did you know there are so many other books about mice? We wanted to share our top picks for you and your little ones. Here's to meeting new friends and going on new adventures!
"Toof, wouldn't it be something if they had a whole universe going on down there that we don't even know about? Little ant jobs and little ant houses?"
Have you ever just sat and watched the ants or other animals and wondered the same thing that The Giblet does? Of course, we all have at some point in our lives. However, children most likely have these thoughts more often than adults do. That is partly because, to a child, their world only consists of the people and places they see and visit daily. They have no concept or understanding of how big the world really is.
As adults, we are all aware of how important friendships are. However, they are far more critical in a child's social and emotional development. Their ability to be a good friend is developed over time. As your child grows, they learn more about friendship from others. There are a few things that you can do with your child to teach them how to be a friend and how to foster friendships. Let's see what Toof and Gib have to say.