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Reading Foundation says crack a book this summer

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RICHLAND, WA-Only half way through summer, many parents may already be hearing their kids complain, "I'm bored. There's nothing to do."

The Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid Columbia encourages parents to get their kids to crack a book or two over the summer.

And executive director Brian Ace says the subject matter doesn't matter. "It can be a chapter book, a comic book, or a graphic novel," Ace says. "If it grabs the interest of the kid, they're going to run with it. It's not going to be a chore, but something they look forward to."

Ace today read to kids in Howard Amon Park. The foundation is holding several reading events this summer so kids will continue to sharpen their reading skills.

Ace says research shows children who read at least four books during the summer months can improve their reading schools.

And to encourage older kids to read, Ace says have them read the book before they go see that summer blockbuster movie.