Join RIF on a Summer Reading Road Trip
Let the Reading Road Trip Begin
We invite children across the nation to join RIF this summer on a reading road trip. Here is everything needed to help your child(ren) spend their summer visiting new and exciting destinations and keep them reading all summer long!
Download these activities to be completed with each book to support reading engagement and comprehension:
Create a travel brochure - have your child pick one of their favorite locations to create a colorful overview of their road trip.
Use this bingo card to have your child complete as many of the activities this summer as they can.
We invite you to share your child’s journey along the way. We'd love to see their brochures and maps.
Use #ReadWithRIF and #RIFSummerReadingRoadTrip when you post online!
Start the Reading Adventure
Below are recommended books for each week of our summer road trip. Of course, feel free to have your child choose a book(s) of their choice to complement the recommendations below and learn even more about these exciting destinations. Click on each title below for additional book resources. Additionally, some destinations are supported by a book in RIF’s digital eBook service, Skybrary, which offers almost 1,000 eBooks and hundreds of real-world virtual field trips hosted by LeVar Burton. Check out a sample Skybrary video Dune Buggies for California below! With optional read-to-me narration, book animations, and book related activities, Skybrary offers an exciting source of books to keep reading all summer (and year!) long.
Week 1: California
Week 2: Arizona
Week 3: Wyoming
Week 4: Tennessee
Week 5: New York
Week 6: Washington, D.C.
Summer Reading Road Trip Book Club
Reading is more fun when you share it with a friend or two. Help your child start a summer book club.
Here are a few other ways to motivate your child to read this summer.
Here are some other fun ways to encourage your child to read each day. Our monthly literacy calendars offer daily Book Bites with thematic activities, suggested titles, and fun holidays to encourage creativity and fun around daily reading. Check out August's calendar to access reading resources online or print a calendar of daily fun today!
Spend Time Reading Together
Reading a book aloud, taking turns reading, acting out the story, and discussing a book are all critical elements to building children’s reading skills. Reading together with a parent or caregiver starts children on a path to obtain the necessary skills to become a proficient, engaged and lifelong reader. Here are some tips to make the most of your read-aloud time.