As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important to note that many kids will be affected by the summer slide. This is a learning reversal that takes place during the summer months when children are not in school. According to experts, annual summer reading loss of three months accumulates to a disturbing two-year gap by the time kids are in middle school. Just this week my friend Nancy forwarded a site to me which I thought I would share with you. It is called, We give books and is a digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don’t have them.
We Give Books’ Read for My Summer is offering a free online 10 week summer reading program for kids ages 5 through 8. A brand new book will be featured weekly, and the cool thing is, your kids can print out their reading log to share it with their teacher on the first day of school.
If that isn’t cool enough, they’ll also be donating a book to a child in need every time your child reads a book. View the reading list and sign up your kids for the summer reading program here.