Summer Reading

Summer Reading

July 14, 2020

Hello Parents, 

Today, we will talk about why Summer Reading is important for your child/children. 

Summer reading builds a bridge while children are on summer break from June to September. Children who participate in a summer reading program and read a minimum of six books over the summer score higher in reading and math. (1) 

Summer Reading helps to prevent what is called “the summer slide.” The summer slide is defined as “a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school isn’t in session. Children who do not read during the summer can lose up to two months of learning before they return to school in the fall. (1) 

Parents help your child(ren) by encouraging them to read books online or reread a book they enjoy. Encourage your children to read for fun 30 minutes a day. What an improvement this will make in their comprehension and confidence in themselves. 

Parents, please read to your younger children. Child(ren) that are read to do better in school. Make time to read to your child(ren) 20 minutes a day, (for example right after dinner or right before bedtime). Do what works for your schedule, consistency is key. Your child(ren) will love the time spent (bonding) with them and you will be amazed by their development. 

Once you have started and are progressing through the summer please write to us and tell us how your children are doing. Email us at 

Enjoy Your Summer

—Eric Bassette 

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