With the 4th of July right around the corner, consider exploring books with your child about the history of Independence Day, or fireworks, or read about parades, float building, the origins of our flag, and much more. If your family is doing something over the 4th of July to celebrate, then read about it too! Many books can be found online and in your local library to help learn about our country’s independence and the importance of 4th of July. Then after the 4th of July, turn to other things this summer to support reading, learning and exploration. Reading poetry is a great way for kids to have fun and work on fluency (reading with expression, phrasing, and accuracy). Find a collection of Ken Nesbitt’s, former Poet Laureate, poetry here: https://www.poetry4kids.com/.
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