Reading is one of my 7 year old's least favorite summer activity, next to writing! He is good with doing math, science and music but getting him to read is not always the easiest thing to do. So I have had to come with creative ways to get our reading in most days.
Today I tapped into his love of being the center of attention. I pulled out his stuffed animals and made him the "teacher" to read and teach his "students" about his current favorite subject Star Wars.
It was amazing, what normally is a fight to read one chapter ended up being a two chapter and a 15 minute lesson on all of the Lego Star Wars characters.