Parents–do you know about summer slide? No–it’s not the newest backyard toy meant to cool your kid on a hot day. It is the backward academic slide that can take your child’s learning back THREE MONTHS–that’s below the grade he or she just finished! Scholastic says this can be reversed by reading just SIX BOOKS over the summer (“Three Ways to Prevent Summer Slide”)!
Don’t let your child “slide” this summer. There are TWO more weeks of the summer reading program left–just enough time to complete the first couple of sections and perhaps earn a free book! Stop by your local library to pick up the sheet to keep track of your child’s reading. Each adult in your house has a chance to win a $100 gift card to Target, Meijer, Walmart, or a Science Central family membership!What are some ways you keep your child’s mind growing over the summer? Share in the comments below–perhaps your great idea will inspire another parent.
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