Reading over summer vacation may not be a priority for children, but parents and teachers should make it one.
Why? Summer reading is critical for students to defeat summer learning loss and retain knowledge and skills learned in the previous school year and help prepare them for the upcoming school year. Students who don’t read are at risk of falling behind their classmates. Parents and teachers can avoid this by making sure kids take time to read throughout the summer.
And, we have a few ideas and tools for you!
READCamp, led by â€œHead Coachâ€ Malcolm Mitchell, is fun and active way to support children and families during the summer. The free virtual summer reading training camp for kids in ages/grades PreK-12. Kids will stay in great reading shape over the summer by participating in training, drills and lots of reading practice.
Raising A Readerâ€™s Super Summer Learning Adventures (SSLA) program offers a fun way to support children at home during the summer by developing and reinforcing early learning skills through investigation, critical thinking, imagination, and meaningful, fun family experiences.
How does it work?â€¯Families receive books, including Malcolm Mitchellâ€™s bookâ€¯My Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World. Each book offers read alouds in English and Spanish, fun downloadable activities, and virtual field trips! SSLA reinforces the school â€“ family partnership in supporting all children.