Activities For Summer

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Jun 22, 2014 11:21:41 AM

Enjoy Summer With Movement And Exercise

Summer break is a great opportunity to expand kid's athletic skills. Parents and schools can peak children's interest in a new hobby by introducing them to easy-to-read descriptive literature. Engaging youngsters in movement at a young age encourages them to develop love of a life-long, healthy habit. Reading and rereading text helps to develop reading skills and builds enthusiasm for the sport.

Recommended Reads

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles about various forms of exercise in multiple languages. One helpful tip in building bilingual youth is to read the text in the primary language and then to reread it in another language. For example, an English speaking five-year-old can read the book in English and then reread it in Spanish. Some titles are even available in the read aloud format. Kids can push the icon and the text can be read aloud to them in another language. This is a great opportunity to enrich student's educational skills by introducing them to another language. Find these delightful and engaging texts that teach children about athletic hobbies and movement at

thumb Dance

ISBN: 9781606945643
Young readers will learn about dance through simple sentences and highly supportive pictures

thumb-1 Porristas (Cheerleading)

by Holly Karapetkov
ISBN: 9781606945636

Young readers will learn about cheerleading through simple sentences and highly supportive pictures.

thumb-2 Gymnastics

by Anne Wendorff © 2010
ISBN: 9781600143274 AR: / / /

Gymnastics is a sport requiring strength, flexibility, and agility. Gymnasts perform routines on different pieces of equipment during competitions. Young readers will discover the history and basic rules of this sport, and also how competitions are judged today.

thumb-3 Soccer

by Anne Wendorff © 2010
ISBN: 9781600143298 AR: / / /

Soccer is one of the world’s most popular team sports and is the fastest growing sport in the United States. A player must kick or hit the ball with their chest or head. Only goalies can use their hands! Children will learn the history, rules, and equipment that make soccer the popular sport it is today.

thumb-4 Swimming

by Anne Wendorff © 2010
ISBN: 9781600143267 AR: / / /
People swim for many different reasons—recreation, exercise, or competition. The goal of competitive swimming is to be the fastest in a variety of events featuring different strokes. Kids will learn the history, strokes, rules, and much more!

thumb-5 Golf

by Brian Howell (author) © 2012
ISBN: 9781614787136 AR: /

Best Sport Ever: Golf takes readers from the beginnings of golf to present day with a focus on the legends, the amazing stories, and the unique characteristics that makes the sport great. Discover the early games of golf, the equipment used in the game then and now, the thrill of the first hole-in-one, and the achievements of Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus, Walter Hagen, Mickey Wright, and so many others in this amazing overview of the Best Sport Ever: Golf! Through colorful descriptions, a glossary, additional resources, engaging sidebars that go “beyond the basics” into advanced skills and health benefits, and more, the Best Sport Ever series is a can’t miss for today’s sports fan. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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