Sign Up For a Summer Reading Challenge!

Sign Up For a Summer Reading Challenge!
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Reading is a critically important skill for young people to master. Of course it goes without saying that improved reading can help lead to better grades, but decades of study have found a great many other benefits from reading recreationally:

  • Improved cognitive function: a massive study in the United Kingdom has found that students gain improved brain function over students who read less. In addition, students who read regularly for fun were also shown to have improved numeracy and self-esteem.

  • The reading habit can last a lifetime: research indicates that people who start reading recreationally on a regular basis while they’re young will probably continue that habit throughout their lives. This provides a regular “workout for the brain” that may help reduce the odds of brain illnesses like Alzheimer’s Disease.

  • Families that read together, grow together: recreational reading has been shown to bring families together, especially if they occasionally read the same books and then talk about those books. This in turn boosts family communication, understanding and empathy.

  • Reading reduces stress: relaxing with a good book has been shown to ease the symptoms of stress. It’s an excellent escape, but reading can often provide new perspectives on life, which can turn bring about a bit more serenity.

To encourage these and many other benefits, Tutor Doctor is happy to offer our Summer Reading Challenge. This includes a list of suggested reading, put together by a team of respected educational experts. The list covers multiple genres and reading levels, so you’re sure to find lots of reading ideas for your youngster. There’s also a worksheet that will help readers keep track of what they’re reading and what they learned.

Best of all, this Summer Reading Challenge is absolutely FREE.

Click here to download Tutor Doctor’s Summer Reading Challenge

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