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Share the love of reading this summer with your grandchild.

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If you’re caring for grandkids this summer, you’ll be a big part of their summer reading activities. From trips to the library, to cooking together, or just talking, time with your grandkids can help them acquire new words and build critical literacy skills.

Before your little guests arrive, you’ll want to check in with “mom and dad” to see if there are any special books you grandchildren are reading. Depending upon their ages, they may have reading lists to complete. You can plan to read the required books at the same time as your grandchildren to share the experience of reading a new book or an old favorite.

If they’re little and haven’t yet mastered their ABCs, it’s a great idea to be prepared with a few favorite “read aloud” books. Reading old favorites will make bedtime more familiar. Invite your grandchild to “read” along to familiar parts of the story and identify key words as you read together.

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