Preventing the Summer Slide

Research says that over the summer months, students will lose some of the learning they achieved during the school year. The number one way to prevent this summer slide is to encourage and foster reading in your children and students!

Here are some tips for fostering a love of reading with your children:

1. Make frequent trips to the library. Libraries have a wealth of resources from story times and summer reading programs to other literacy programs. Kids (and adults, too!) can check out as many books as they’d like. And remember, it is all FREE!

2. Make sure your kids see you reading! Show your children that reading is fun and something adults do as well. Have books and magazines around your room to foster that reading environment.

3. Encourage your children to find books with subjects they enjoy. Don’t force your children (especially during the summer months) to read books they do not like. It is okay to abandon books and find a new one. 

Visit the Reading is Fundamental website for a few more tips.

What are your tips for preventing the summer slide?

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