Summer Skillbuilders for Grade 1


  • Participate in the Portsmouth Library Children's Summer Reading Program.
  • Remember to have your child use the "Five Finger" rule to choose "just right" books for summer reading.
  • For 20 minutes each night, continue to read to or with your child. 


  • Practice time and money skills with your child.
  • Play games that involve math, like "Addition or Subtraction War".
  • Cook with your child to practice measuring and following directions.


  • Have your child keep a journal over the summer.
  • Let your child write postcards to friends.
  • Encourage your child to have a pen pal.


  • Use computer software to provide hours of fun while maintaining and building phonics, reading, writing, and math skills.
  • Help your child learn a new computer skill like Touch Typing.

Useful Links - Click here to visit our Summer Skillbuilders Useful Links page .