Summer Slide

June 26, 2017

During the summer months many children lose some of the academic gains they made over the previous school year. Here are three things you can do to help prevent the “summer slide”:

  • Visit your library. Many libraries have fun summer reading and enrichment activities that are free and fun for children of all ages.
  • Keep reading. Read aloud to your children every day and ask them to read aloud to you.
  • Set summer learning goals. Help your child identify three things they’d like to learn more about over the summer (space? insects? dogs?) and design a plan to help them do that. Depending on the topics of interest, you might visit museums (in person or online) or simply read books about those topics.

With just a little bit of time and effort focused on reading and learning, you can help your children avoid the summer slide.