If your child cringes at the thought of summer reading lists, try having him/her read screenplays with you from some movie favorites instead on http://www.imsdb.com/genre/Family. (Or, if your child is still an early or pre-reader, read a few scenes from the script to him/her. Whenever your child doesn't know a word, look it up on dictionary.com or thesaurus.com. After reading a few scenes from the screenplay, have your tell you his or her five favorite new words from the script. For the rest of the day, try to use the new vocabulary words in conversation.

Scripted Summer