Students can lose up to two months of reading skills over the summer. This type of learning-loss is called the “Summer Slide.” Families can help by encouraging good reading practices.
- Pick up a library card. Access books at your local branch and digital copies online at no cost.
- Join a summer reading program. Local and national contests award participants with prizes, games, and even scholarship dollars.
- Use free Digital Learning Tools. Online games, articles, stories, and books.
Reading to your child can serve just as big an impact as independent reading. Children can read aloud to a grandparent, pet, friend, in person, or via video chat. Remember that magazines, graphic novels, comic books, and even blogs are still reading.
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