Parents sometimes ask why their children need to read over the summer. After all, isn't it supposed to be a time to relax and have fun? It is, and reading should be part of it! Try to read with your child for 30 minutes (or have your child read independently) ....every day!
Also, don't forget about math! The MAP testing results clearly show that students do, in fact, forget what they have learned when they don't practice. Use rainy days and car trips as a time to review skills learned during the year.
FACT: Between Kindergarten and Grade 5, not reading over the summer can result in the loss of as much as 2 grade levels of reading growth
Looking for something to do with your family this summer? This booklet lists some of the many attractions located in New England. Remember that children learn in so many different ways. Taking them on a whale watch or on a nature hike may just spark an interest that could last a lifetime!