It’s not the FUN slides we associate with summer. No backyard slide with your dump truck rumbling down. Not a nice, tall, park slide to squeal down as you reach for someone to catch you. No water slide splashing spray and making waves for you to shoot through and throw yourself into!
This summer slide is the loss of reading skills that can happen during the summer months.
What can we do to stop the Summer Slide?
So here’s your Summer Slide Assignment: When you’re getting ready to play in the backyard with the dump truck rolling down the slide, at the park with your child squealing, or at the water park splashing away, remember to throw some books in your bag and read!
Read every day. Every day. Just 20 minutes. It’s that simple.