Category: 60 Days of Summer Fun

60 Days of Summer Fun… #7- READING, Part 4- Great Summer Reads for Boys

As we continue our 60 Days of Summer Fun with a focus on Reading, we present Part IV: Great Reads for Boys, with special attention to reluctant readers. The trick with boys- as is often the case with girls, is to let their interest guide their reading. If they love Star Wars, then give them graphic novels about Star Wars. If they…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #6- READING, Part 3- Great Summer Reads for Inspiring Strong Girls

Not all girls are princesses. Not all girls love pink and purple. Not all girls who don’t like princesses, pink or purple are tom boys either. So, when it comes to great summer reads for girls- especially advanced readers who can often read well above their grade level- finding suitable books can be tricky. Oftentimes the content of those ‘above level’ books-…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #5- Get Inspired By Literature

Sometimes interests turn into obsessions… trains, stuffed animals, cats. For my little one, kitty cats were — and are her world. When she was a preschooler, she collected them, “talked” them, dressed as them, read about them, knew who their cousins were at the zoo, and could identify the numerous breeds. Over the years, I’ve encouraged her fondness of felines by getting…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #3- READING, Part 2- Making Reading Fun from the Get-Go

Inspire your child to pick up a book of her own this summer by creating the perfect reading environment for her. That includes getting your child excited about reading with a few tools: – the book nook– a quaint oasis for reading, – a reading log to keep track of the reading. It’s simple to make yourself, or use one of these templates.…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #2- The 3 Rs Starts with READING – Part 1-The Booklists

We’re so passionate about READING that we’re giving the topic our undivided attention. PART 1- The Booklists PART 2- Making Reading Fun from the Get Go PART 3- Books for Girls PART 4- Books for Boys PART 5- You’re Never Too Old for Read Alouds So be sure to check out our multi-part series on READING, starting with, of course,…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #1- The Daily Learning Routine

Summer is officially here and whether your child is at camp, on a family vacation with you, or with a caregiver during the week, PALNYC has you covered. We’ve got 60 Days of Summer Fun to beat the summer brain drain and prevent your child’s summer learning loss. For starters, don’t miss the recap of our 2014 signature session for parents last month on Preventing…