You’ve put in a hard year’s work with your students, and everyone is looking forward to summer break. But as educators, you know too well the dangers of a summer spent without educational activities: the dreaded learning losses dubbed the “summer slide.”
We especially don’t want young learners to experience a loss in their reading abilities. With this said, we’re sharing Read Aloud’s “Seize the Summer” campaign materials, including a poster, bookmark and handout on how to avoid the summer slide. These are excellent resources to share with parents!
You could also encourage your parents to download MyBackpack, our free early learning app for iPad, to help them use Waterford activities, books and songs in the home this summer.
Together, let’s remind parents in our communities to put reading aloud on their daily summer bucket list and to not forget the books when they plan summer activities!