Summer is the perfect time for families to embark on exciting road trips and create lasting memories. It’s also an excellent opportunity to engage children in literacy activities while on the go. By incorporating literacy into your summer road trips, you can transform long hours in the car into fun and educational experiences. 

Incorporating Orton-Gillingham activities into a road trip can be a fantastic way to promote literacy instruction while keeping children engaged and learning. Here are some ideas for Orton-Gillingham activities that can be adapted for a road trip:

Sound and Letter Recognition

Phonemic Awareness

Syllable Segmentation

Sight Word Practice

Decoding and Encoding

Before you embark on your journey, check out our Parent Resources page for more information on how to nurture your child’s literacy skills. There you will find informational videos, additional activities to keep your child engaged, and various resources if you suspect your child might be a struggling reader.

Incorporating literacy into summer road trips adds an extra layer of enjoyment and enrichment for children. The above activities will help you make the most of your family’s journey while nurturing your child’s literacy skills. Embrace the adventure of traveling and learning together, and watch your child’s love for reading and learning grow. So remember, have fun, and enjoy the learning adventure on the road.

Not driving? Don’t worry! The activities above can be adapted for families traveling by plane, cruise, or even at a family barbecue!