Three Ways to Prevent Summer Slide

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Summer is here and parents and teachers know that the dreaded ‘summer slide’ sets in. When summer begins, the day to day normal schedule changes and little ones minds are no longer as active as they have been during the school year.  Try these strategies to help your reader improve her reading during the summer and beyond:

  1. Six books to summer success:  Research shows that reading just six books during the summer may keep a struggling reader from falling back.  Make sure you choose the six books carefully  — not too hard and not too easy.  Remember to check out your local library too!
  2. Read something every day:  Don’t forget to encourage your child to take advantage of every opportunity to read.
  3. Read aloud: Reading aloud benefits all children and teens, especially those who struggle.

We know how important reading is and have created a fun way for parents to stay connected with their child over the summer.  Try our FREE downloads for a book review  My Book Review (USA) or My Book Review (UK) is now available under our FREE STUFF tab on our website. This review will help children to think about the book they have read in greater detail and create discussion about it.  Once completed My Book Review makes a wonderful keepsake. The use of a reward chart can often help with children during the summer and provides a visual tool for children to keep track of their own successes. We hope that this helps to make reading fun with your child.

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