Great Ideas

Summer Reading Activities

K-5 Summer Activities Calendar
Here you'll find a month's worth of daily activities for your child to do this summer.

Middle School Activities Calendar
Fun daily activities for middle school students, too!


Helping your Child Become a Reader
A helpful U.S. Department of Education publication discussing language-building activities that you can do with your child to help her build the skills she needs to become a reader. Great for ages birth to six.

Put Reading First: Helping Your Child Learn to Read
More ideas from the U.S. Department of Education on how to help develop your child's reading skills (preschool to age six).

Why Babies Need Books
From the MSN Family website, this is a helpful article on the importance of books at an early age.

Websites for Parents

Reading Is Fundamental
Reading Is Fundamental is the nation's largest nonprofit children's literacy organization

Book Crossing
Join a global book club! Here you'll find tens of thousands of book reviews, book ratings, and book recommendations, because each time a book changes hands members can leave journal entries telling the world of their experiences.

Florida Public Libraries

325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1432
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-0503
Fax: 850-245-5105