The summer slide--heard of it? I'm sure you have as I have seen it mentioned all over the place in regards to school ending, summer starting, and kids falling out of their routines and learning opportunities that are more prevalent when school is in session. Hopefully you haven't let the summer slide happen at your house this summer! With so many fun things to do around Louisville -- see our Summer Fun Links -- you and your family have been busy!
One last word about the importance of all that summer reading your kids (and hopefully you!) have been doing all summer long. Sure, the prizes are great, but as a children's librarian I love sharing with parents and kids the value of why we want them to read. According to Summer Reading First Facts from Scholastic.com, research shows "that kids who never crack a book during their summer break fall
behind in reading while kids who do, maintain their reading skills and even
excel. The best predictor of summer loss or summer gain is whether or not a child
reads during the summer. And the best predictor of whether a child reads is
whether or not he or she has access to books. And, regardless
of ethnicity, socioeconomic level, or previous achievement, children who read
four or more books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests
in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the summer."
As I love to say, Happy Reading and see you at the Library!
By guest contributor: Erin
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