Guest Post :: Mandy Fricke Provides Tips to Encourage Reading

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The Importance of Reading and Writing During Summer Break   Have you heard of the “summer slide”? This phrase refers to the phenomenon that the average student loses the equivalent of up to one month of instruction during the summer months. Disadvantaged students might lose even more. Research on summer reading habits demonstrates that regular reading during the hot months has a significant impact on later academic success (http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/research.htm). In order to make sure that your child’s only summer slide is a water slide, follow these tips on summer reading.     Visit Your Local Library: If you've got little ones, make library visits part of your regular summer rotations. You’ll definitely appreciate the air conditioning when the temperature soars. Many libraries have summer reading programs. If the library is inconvenient, … [Read more...]