Summer spent only in having fun can negatively reflect on reading skills of your children. Here are some interesting and edifying books that your kids can read during summer.
The summer is near and the summer break has begun, which is a great opportunity for children to relax, get some rest, and recharge their batteries for the following school year that is accompanied by new duties in autumn.
Children mostly spend their free time during holidays on various technological gadgets. However, summer spent only in having fun can negatively reflect on reading skills of your children.
Here are 10 books for summer your kid should try to read. Not only are they interesting but also edifying.
1. The Princes and the Pea, Hans Christian Andersen
The story is about a young girl whose noble descent is being determined by testing her sensitivity. This is a light and interesting read that will keep the children entertained.
2. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Alice falls through a rabbit hole and ends up in a fantasy land of imagination where peculiar creatures live. From the moment it was published in the middle of the nineteenth century, this novel has been popular among both children and adults.
3. The Frog Prince, Brothers Grim
A spoiled princess makes friends with a frog that she initially finds repulsive, only to find out that the frog is in fact a handsome and charming prince. In this story, brothers Grim teach children that there is more to things than it meets the eye and that true beauty comes from the inside.
4. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Frank Baum
The story revolves around young Dorothy who ends up in a mysterious Land of Oz after experiencing a hurricane in her home in Kansas. A talking Scarecrow, rusty Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Dorothy start their quest in Oz for the things they want the most.
5. Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift
A novel that was claimed to be for everyone by Swift’s contemporaries – from kindergartens to politicians. Through the book we follow Guliver who, while seeking for adventure, stumbles upon a land he couldn’t have even dreamt of.
6. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
Tom Sawyer is a naughty boy who resents going to school. He and his friend Huckleberry Finn make various mischiefs on the coast of the Mississippi, before embarking on a treasure hunt.
7. Around The World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne
This is a novel about Fileas Fog who tries to prove to his friends that his idea to go around the world in just 80 days is possible.
8. Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe survives a shipwreck and ends up on a desert island, not even dreaming at that point that he is about to spend several decades on that very island.
9. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
Oliver is an orphan who lives in an orphanage. After asking for some more food and getting in trouble for doing so, he runs away to London where he makes new friends and has many adventures.
10. The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
Santiago is a fisherman who, after failing to catch any fish, decides to go to high seas farther than ever before. There his fight with the great fish begins, as well as the fight for his reputation as an excellent fisherman.