Do Not Let The ”SUMMER SLIDE” Happen At Your Home

Don’t let your children have a “summer slide” from reading. For children, it is vital they continue to read throughout the summer to retain the reading level achieved in the previous school year.

Dr. Seuss summed it up very nicely, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Some educators believe that children who do not read during the summer can lose as much as a month’s instruction. Visit your public libraries, your church library, your local bookstores and make sure your children have age appropriate reading materials during the summer months. (Many middle school children enjoy series books). Choose exciting recommended books that will pique their interest and desire to keep reading.

Submitted by Billie Hogan