When students are out of school for extended periods of time, they tend to forget some of the coursework and routines they learned in school because they are not engaged in as many educational activities. Typically, this occurs over summer break and has been termed the “Summer Slide.” It is very important to actively work to prevent the Summer Slide to keep students on track when they are out of school.
The good news is that studies show this slide can be minimized or even reversed through educational programs that engage students, parents, and teachers while school is out. Some examples of these programs include: book clubs, local library programs, summer reading challenges, and more.
To learn more about how you can prevent the summer slide for your children, check out the summer reading resources below…