Ensure Your Child Reads Enough This Summer With These 3 Tips

June 05, 2017

 

Avoid the "summer slide" and practice these tips to help your children's mind stay active and alert!"

Summer learning loss is a problem that affects children from families of all races and income levels. Students fall behind academically — up to 2-3 months of reading and math skills — if they aren’t exposed to engaging activities during school breaks.

In a recent summer reading report by Scholastic Books, only 48% of parents were aware of the “summer slide,” with 21% of children from low-income families never reading a single book from June to August.

Survey results from parents of children ages 6-17 show the 3 best ways to make sure children pick up a book this summer:

To learn more about summer learning loss and summer reading statistics, visit the full 2017 report on the official Scholastic site.

Don't forget that the first week of summer day camp, including overnight camp, is just around the corner! Be sure to register your child today for the "best summer ever"!