BALTIMORE - Summer will be here before you know it and the kids will be out of school. This is their break from school, homework, and tests, but the experts suggest you keep your kids busy during the summer so they stay engaged. For example, it’s a good idea to encourage children to read a book for pleasure every day. The amount of time can vary depending on the child’s age and reading level. You can give small rewards for completion, ranging from a small snack to an 8 year old for reading a chapter, to a trip to the mall for a teenager who has completed all of their assigned summer reading.
Ben Shifrin has great tips on keeping your kids active over the summer. Whether it’s trips to the zoo or volunteering, keeping your child busy will help keep them sharp. If you would like to see his interview, click on the video box on the left hand side of your screen.
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