I can’t write enough about the importance of having your children read during the summer. The diagram with this blog today illustrates how children can actually drastically lose reading skills during the summer months if they do not have access to books. For children in high and low income households who read during the summer, their reading skills improved up to 25%. For children in low income households who do not read, their reading skills actually dropped by almost 10%.
On an online article, Liz Haskins lists 10 free summer reading programs. She also explains how to access free books on a Kindle or E-Reader. Read her article by CLICKING HERE. There is no excuse for not having your children read, and read, and read this summer. Your child’s performance in school during the coming year depends on it.