Working on reading skills is an especially useful practice during the summer. You might consider scheduling designated “reading time” each day, which can consist of a combination of your child reading a book by themselves and you reading aloud from a book with slightly more advanced vocabulary. Some read-aloud options might include Mary Poppins, Anne of Green Gables, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Harry Potter, or Wizard of Oz. Teaching new words in daily life (i.e. identifying unfamiliar foods in the grocery store or naming items around the house) is another great way to build vocabulary.