Avoid the summer slide!

May 27, 2020 | KCFS News



Dear Parents,

Summer reading can bridge the end of one school year and the beginning of the next.  Practicing their newly acquired reading skills will help them to avoid the “summer reading slide.”

Here are a few suggestions on how to keep your child reading during the hot days of summer:

  1. Keep books everywhere!
  2. Sign up for a library card and take part in their summer reading programs. (It’s air- conditioned!!!!)
  3. Help your child to select books on their interest and reading levels.
  4. Connect reading with summer activities. Going to the beach?  Why not read A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle?

Going camping?  Try Arthur Goes to Camp by Marc Brown.

  1. Make reading fun and memorable! It will last a lifetime!
  2. Barnes & Noble’s website offers a downloadable program. If your child reads 8 books, they will receive a free book from them.  The website also offers great reading selections for summer reading.

Attached is a list of suggestions that I have made to help you get started.  So…find a shady tree, hammock, or beach blanket and happy reading!

Have a safe and fun-filled summer!!

Educationally yours,

Mrs. Tiefenthal



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