3 Steps to Prevent the Summer Slide With Summer Reading Program May 2February 1st, 2023
Summer break is upon us. This is your time to make a choice for your child: make a difference in their reading experience and gain confidence in reading or experience the ‘summer slide’? Most children lose between two and four months of learning over the summer. Children that struggle typically lose between four and six months of learning.
You really can make a difference in not only prevent the summer slide but also create gains in your child’s skills. And, you can even have fun while helping your child improve their skills. And, they can improve their skills in as little as 30-45 minutes a day, so they can still have tons of free time.
Prevent the Summer Slide Step 1: Enroll in the Summer Reading Program
We provide the framework, the overarching summer weekly schedule and even teach your kids how to plan their free time. Then we provide the video and audio lessons, reading material, and fun activities so your kids have a little bit of content work and then have the rest of the day to do whatever they want to.
The 6-Week Summer Reading Program includes:
- Reading Fluency
- Executive Function
- Brain/Body Connection Activities
- Video and Audio Lessons
- Weekly Schedule
- Easy Online Access
- Help and Support
The difference is amazing. Sign-up today!
Here is a sample of the weekly/daily schedule:
Prevent the Summer Slide Step 2: Improve Reading Skills
Improving fluency is one of the most important things you can do to improve reading skills. In our summer reading program, you will get our specially designed reading drills to improve your reading speed and accuracy. This part of the program just takes 5 minutes. It is the fluency training to improve their fluency over the summer. Doing this made it so within 30 minutes of breakfast each of my kids had worked for 20 minutes on their own and worked with me for 5 minutes on their reading fluency.
Prevent the Summer Slide Step 3: Family Field Trips
On Fridays or over the weekend, go on a family field trip/adventure. Get together as a family and decide where you want to go for your adventure. Then, to help your kids retain the wonderful experiences they are having, it is important to help them to process the activity. An easy way to do that is to have them write simple summary paragraphs about where you went and what they liked or didn’t like about the excursion. We provide fill-in-the-blank graphic organizers to help them with this.
When children process what they have done in a written format, they make multiple connections with the activity and increase their comprehension in multiples of ways. This will also give them an enlarged memory bank of background knowledge to bring to any reading activity they do in the future.