5 Tips to Prevent Summer Slide
What is Summer Slide?
You may have heard the term “summer slide” from teachers or other parents, but what does it mean? Summer Slide is what happens when the skills students learn during the school year are lost or forgotten over the summer. A student’s exposure to educational activities isn’t usually as rigorous during the summer as it is in the classroom, and some students may need a refresher at the beginning of the new school year.
How can I prevent Summer Slide?
When children don’t read over the summer, they can fall 2 years behind by 5th grade. It’s always important to support your child’s learning at home, and over the summer this is critical. Let's see how you can prevent it:
Choose the Right Books
Think of this as the “Goldilocks Effect.” If your kid’s book is too easy, she’ll get bored. If her book is too hard, she’ll get frustrated and give up. When your child reads a “just right” book, she should be challenged but engaged. Ask your child’s teacher or a children’s librarian for help if you’re not sure what your child’s reading level is.
Go to the Library
Read Every Day
Make it fun!
2022 Summer Reading List
This summer is the perfect time of year to nurture the love of reading with books from our Summer Reading List. Check out these incredible titles filled with adventure, mystery, and intrigue to keep your child reading all summer!
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