Reading is important any time of the year, but especially during summer when school is out of session for the older children! After a busy morning of active games, cooking projects, outdoor challenges, water play, competitions and art projects, there is a time for the school-agers to engage in quiet activities, like reading, in the afternoon.
Sometimes the school-agers have an opportunity to read to the younger children. This provides important role modeling and skill building for both ages! It also promotes helping skills and builds center friendships between classrooms!