Children and teens who aren't actively reading or participating in other learning activities during the summer can succumb to the "summer slide," the loss of knowledge and achievement gains made during the school year.
Reading for just 20 minutes a day, listening to books and exploring new types of materials like magazines and online resources can help prevent summer learning loss and set kids up for success in the new school year. Best of all, these materials are available for free with your library card!
Parents and caregivers can also help stem the summer slide by reading in front of their children. It sets a good example for children who tend to read more when they see adults in their lives doing the same.