The folks at Education.com (a partner with PBSKids) sent me this infographic about avoiding summer slide. I thought it was pretty neat, and am sharing it here:
Education.com 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:
- 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.
- Make reading fun! Let your child choose her own books, or read together.
- 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!