The beach, the pool, fun with friends. Summertime gives kids (and teachers and parents) the opportunity to slow down their life and enjoy friends, family, and a slower pace. But, during the summer months, it’s very important to keep that mind sharp! One of the best and most enjoyable ways to learn is to READ, READ, READ!
According to University of Florida professors Anne McGill-Franzen and Richard Allington “When children are provided with 10 to 20 self-selected children’s books at the end of the regular school year, as many as 50 percent not only maintain their skills, but actually make reading gains" (Bridging the Summer Reading Gap).