Summers are for fun; some children might not imagine books being a part of their dream summer holiday, and that’s ok. Start off with something small, like magazines, comics, or graphic novels. This will let your child know that reading doesn’t have to mean long dense texts, and they should only read what they enjoy in their spare time. Practising with shorter materials that they enjoy will give your child the confidence to read more. Research has shown that letting children choose their own books is an effective way to create lifelong readers. If your child is in need of inspiration, the Summer Reading Challenge website has a great Book Sorter tool to help your child pick the perfect book, recommended by other children.