#LSARecommends: Prevent the Summer Slide
Warm weather means school is out, and children may slowly forget what they learned during the school year. In order to combat the dreaded summer slide, we are presenting a social media campaign called #LSARecommends. Staff are recommending children’s books and helpful tips to make sure learning continues into the summer months.
According to the Children’s Literacy Initiative: “When children don’t read over the summer, they can fall 2 years behind by 5th grade. It’s always important to support your child’s learning at home, and over the summer this is critical.”
Reading aloud together is a wonderful family activity that can help prevent summer slide and prepare preschool-aged children for school. For children and parents, reading together promotes bonding, advances literacy and inspires imaginations during the dog days of summer.
Here are some of our staff’s favorite read-aloud books:
Submitted by Caroline Ziccardi