Avoid the summer slide with simple pro-tips all summer long.
Research shows us that kids who do not read over summer break can lose more than a month of valuable skills they learned during the school year, and this makes it that harder for students to catch up once school starts again.
Start by investigating your public library’s summer reading program.
Most libraries offer a special program or two during the summer, including author visits, puppet shows, craft sessions, and children’s storytellers. Most are free of charge! Also, don’t forget to check out your local library’s website for fun summer reading guides and family activities.