“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”― Dr. Seuss
Reading regularly could be the most profitable activity for your child this summer. Research has shown that unless students read regularly during summer break, they can fall behind three months in their reading achievement. Students who read several books throughout the summer are shown to maintain or increase their reading ability. Experts call the effect “summer slide” and it erases months of hard-earned progress in school, lost ground that no student can afford.
By having your child continue reading throughout the summer, you will help develop life-long reading habits and also help maintain literacy skills that have been taught during the school year. Reading is not a natural skill – just like playing baseball or playing a musical instrument – the more you practice, the better you reader you will become.
The purpose of summer reading is to open doors to new reading opportunities and to instill an appreciation of books in order to improve reading skills and help students discover that reading is an enjoyable pastime.
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