My kids recently signed up for Summer of Reading at the Denver Public Library. When they read 12 books, they will each receive a ticket to Elitch Gardens. They are now quite motivated to read books on their summer break. Our son just finished Dick and Jane: Something Funny, which we helped him with since he’s a beginning reader (nearly 5 years old). Our daughter finished reading both The Fire Cat and Peter Pan: Lost and Found. They are already looking forward to picking out their next books. I absolutely love reading and want to encourage that love of literature in my children. This summer, don’t forget that your local library is full of enticing books to entertain your kids.