If your children are like mine, and not in a track system, then you are in the middle of summer with long, warm days and lots of fun out in the sun. Relaxing during Summer is a childhood right, it creates wonderful memories and warm fuzzy feelings and part of my summer memories is reading. After playing all day long outside with neighborhood kids, swimming, playing soccer or football, riding bikes, or doing cartwheel after cartwheel, I relished the warm evenings where I would lay outside on a blanket and relax while I read. I am still a huge reader today, though I’ve traded in my paperbacks for my Kindle, or more recently the Kindle App on my iPhone 6+. I want to make sure that I instill my love of reading in my children as well, so we have read to them on a regular basis since the day they were born. Plus, reading to young children has been proven to create a stronger relationship between parent and child, improves academic performance, helps with basic speech skills, and creates better communication skills, and these skills continue to grow as your child learns to read on their own. My son is 8 now, and we’ll lay in the hammock on beautiful summer evenings while he reads me a chapter book. My daughter, who is 7, is not as natural a reader as my son. She loves to read, but she struggles a bit more with independent reading than he does, so when I heard about Audible’s Immersion Reading Program I knew it would be perfect for Olivia and her independent summer reading.

What is Audible’s Immersion Reading? It immerses you into a story by narrating and highlighting the text as you read. You are able to read and listen simultaneously with real-time highlighting.  It sparks an extra connection that boosts engagement, comprehension, and retention, taking you deeper into the book, which is perfect for children that are learning to read, or that are struggling with independent reading.

How does it work? Head to Amazon where you purchase a Kindle Book (Kindle device or app is necessary), add Audible Narration, and then Listen and Read! It’s that simple. And they have discounts on over 200+ books that are perfect for children ages 6-12.

Summer Reading List for Kids ages 6-12 - List of 20 Classic Children's Books your child is sure to love!My children and I went through the 200+ titles available for kids and made a list of 20 of our very favorite children’s books that we think you should read:

  1. Ramona Quimby, Age 8
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia
  3. Henry Higgins
  4. The BFG
  5. Bridge to Terabithia
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  7. Charlotte’s Web
  8. Where the Red Fern Grows
  9. Matilda
  10. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  11. The Mouse and the Motorcycle
  12. Shiloh
  13. Ivy & Bean
  14. Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
  15. A Wrinkle in Time
  16. The Boxcar Children Series
  17. Vampire Academy Series
  18. Island of the Blue Dolphins
  19. Magic Tree House Series
  20. A to Z Mysteries Series

What is your favorite children’s book that you would add to the list? And don’t forget to head over to Amazon to check out Audible’s Narration!

Happy Reading! And if you’re looking for reading recommendations for adults, look me up on Goodreads!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.