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Avoiding Summer Slide

The folks at (a partner with PBSKids) sent me this infographic about avoiding summer slide. I thought it was pretty neat, and am sharing it here:

Avoid-the-summer-slide also has lots of other summer reading ideas (developed in cooperation with PBSKids) and book-themed activities on their website, too. There are various printables and activites, a pledge you can take to read 10 books over the summer (with the potential for a Kindle prize pack), and weekly themed camps. The activities list can be filtered by age range, and offers a ton of ideas, like Turn Your Child Into a Letter Detective

But I think what I like best are those 3 suggestions at the bottom of the infographic above, for helping your child to avoid summer slide:

  1. Make sure your child has regular access to a library or a good variety of books. A lot of classic books are available online for free. 
  2. Make reading fun! Let your child choose her own books, or read together.
  3. Limit your child's access to TV and video games to one or two hours daily. 

Straightforward advice that I think could help a lot of parents. I'm happy to help spread the word. Happy summer reading!