BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For children, reading or being read to during the summer months is a great way to keep their language skills sharp while out of school and to prevent the dreaded 'Summer Slide'. The Berkeley Heights YMCA -- part of the Summit Area YMCA family -- will host a Scholastic Book Fair July 24-26 featuring a large assortment of books for children ages preschool through Eighth Grade.
The event is free and open to the public, and will be held from 12 - 4 p.m. daily.
To encourage kids to read:
- Find books of special interest to them or take them to a library /bookstore and have them choose their own books.
- Provide special incentives for completing a book or even a chapter.
- Designate a special time during the day for family reading time where everyone reads together.
For more information regarding the Book Fair, contact Francesca Garrard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-464-8373.
The Berkeley Heights YMCA is located at 550 Springfield Avenue.