It’s almost winter break! Are you counting down the days? Your students probably are! Their plans may include quintessential winter break activities like building snow forts (climate permitting), sipping hot chocolate, and having plenty of good old-fashioned fun.

Before you release them to their holiday mischief, it’s always a good idea to remind them to incorporate plenty of reading into their plans. Here is a helpful article with some ideas parents can easily implement with their children at home, such as encouraging them to write thank-you notes, help make grocery lists, read the directions of board games and, of course, curl up with a good book on a lazy winter’s day.

Additionally, Read Naturally offers some fun at-home tools to help your students develop their reading skills outside the classroom:

  • Read Naturally Live students can continue using the program at home. This article explains how parents can set it up.
  • Our exciting Splat-o-Nym vocabulary app will keep them entertained while boosting their vocabulary.
  • And our Word Nerd Card Games are an endless source of educational family fun.(Note: Word Nerd Card Games are no longer available from Read Naturally.)

Send your students off with some concrete ideas to keep up their skills over the break—and then sit back and relax! We at Read Naturally wish you the happiest of holidays.