Children who don't read over the summer experience summer learning loss. That's right -- kids don't just feel like they've forgotten some of what they've learned -- they actually do forget it. And the effect is cumulative. Kids who lose reading skills over the summer will be two years behind their classmates by the end of 6th grade. By reading over the summer, kids can prevent this from happening.
Do you want more information about the importance of summer reading?
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- Reading Rockets - Tips for Parents
- Summer Reading Parent Tips (also en Espanol)