We understand that summer can be challenging for a parent. On one hand, you want your children to enjoy their summer, not having to worry about school, and be able to just be, well, a kid! On the other hand, you also want the best for them and you want them to keep learning, even when school isn’t in session. That can be difficult. Should you put them in a more formal program for the summer? Have a tutor? Or just help them be self-directed with their summer assignments?
While we don’t have ALL the answers to your questions, we do know that reading is one of the most beneficial things a child can do to help them keep learning. In fact, studies show that children who read independently do better in school.
With that said, we came up with a few books we thought should be on every child’s reading list this summer. And, since we are big proponents of financial literacy, we made sure to throw in some books that help with money education as well.
The Classic: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
New this Year: The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story by R. J. Palacio
Financial: The Money We’ll Save by Brock Cole
The Classic: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
New this Year: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
The Classic: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
New this Year: If I Stay by Gayle Forman
While doing research for this blog, we came across some great resources for books that were just too good to keep to ourselves. The first is a list of the 100 best children’s books curated by the New York Public Library. You can’t go wrong with the classics. The second list is from the Wall Street Journal and it offers some good financial books for teenagers.
If you have books that you have found to be exceptional for your children, we would love to hear from you! Comment below to share with all our readers.
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