Summer Fun for Kids Ages 6 to 8: Reading Lists, Activities, and More

by the Brightly Editors

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Fill your growing reader’s summer with great stories! Your 6-, 7-, or 8-year-old will love diving into our summer reading lists. Packed with everything from stories of sea creatures to adventure tales set in the great outdoors to can’t-stop-listening audiobooks, there’s plenty to keep them entertained all summer long. And don’t forget to download the Summer Fun Pack, which includes tips on preventing the “summer slide,” family travel, and more!

Summer Book Lists

Reading Tips and Activities


Summer Reading Fun Pack

Download Brightly’s free Summer Reading Fun Pack below. Filled with quick tips for parents and fun activities for growing readers, it’s the perfect tool to keep your child entertained and thinking creatively this season!

Summer Reading Fun Pack for Growing Readers
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The full Summer Reading Fun Pack for Growing Readers includes: The Ultimate Summer Reading List for 6–8 Year Olds; Summer Learning Loss Prevention Tips for 6–8 Year Olds; A Roundup of Family Travel Essentials; 9 Audiobooks for Growing Readers; Great Learning Games for Car Trips; Junie B. Jones Pool Maze Activity; Family Car Trip MAD LIBS; Camp Songs MAD LIBS; and Fingerprint Doodle DIY Activity.