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!