We’re in the “dog days” of summer, when no one wants to do much because of the humidity and heat. It’s a great time to kick back and read with a tall glass of iced tea or lemonade on hand, ideally in a lounge chair or hammock in the shade. Mmm.
So let yourself. Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes. When you are done, think about what you have read and fill in the blanks in the following sentence:
“This text makes me wonder about __________ because __________…”
That’s it. No writing today. Think about what you’ve read. Maybe discuss it with your best friend. Step inside for a Popsicle, and then return to your comfort place and read some more.
If you happen to have a pre-reader kicking around, bored, spread a picnic blanket on the grass. Gather appropriate drinks, snacks, and a stack of picture books, and enjoy them together.
Stay cool, and have fun!