As a parent and a school psychologist, I know the benefits reading has for my children regardless of their ability or the time of year. With summer coming, however, I am more alert to my childrens’ NEED to read to keep their brains engaged and avoid summer brain drain. There is no shortage of summer reading programs and reading lists to help children keep reading when they are out of school. I have found some unique ways to encourage and motivate my kids to keep reading this summer. Let us know if you have any ideas to share!