When it summer time comes ,some kids would just like to become couch potatoes and just watch television or play video games all day. With only a few hours a week you can keep your kids minds active and ready for the next school year and it is free. Many schools hand out summer reading lists at the end of the school year and as parents it is a good idea to have your child read some of those books. School districts, such as Hillsborough County, have posted their reading lists online for you to view and actively use with your child. If the reading list is not a requirement, you may also try picking out a book that also a movie that made based on it. You can read the book and then watch the movie together and discuss the differences between the book and the movie.