For many children, summer means swimming pools, sports camps, vacations and riding bikes around the neighborhood. With a two- to three-month long break from school, most kids don’t engage in as many intellectually stimulating activities and don’t read as much as they do during the school year, which can have a profound impact on their academic achievement from the previous year.
When children don’t read over the summer, they can fall two years behind by 5th grade. It’s always important to support your child’s learning at home, and over the summer this is critical.This summer is the perfect time of year to nurture the love of reading with books from our Summer Reading List. We’ve hand selected these incredible titles filled with adventure, mystery, and intrigue to keep your child reading all summer!
Infant, Toddler, Pre-K
Remember, the best way to prevent Summer Slide is to make reading at home a priority. The good news is that practicing reading with your kids can be fun, and it’s a great way to keep your kids entertained! Here are 5 tips to get started:
- Choose the Right Books
- Set Goals
- Make it Fun!
- Go to the Library
- Read Every Day
Practice makes perfect, and reading is no exception! Show your kids that reading is a priority, and they will treat it that way too. In the meantime, enjoy snuggling up with your child and sharing a book – these moments will help establish a love of reading and a closer bond with your family.
Learn more about Summer Slide and ways to avoid it on our blog.