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Students Gain at Least 2 Months' Reading Ability Over the Summer

Istation helped young students maintain literacy skills over the summer by providing its award-winning reading educational technology to community centers in Dallas, including Casa de Lago, Catholic Charities, Circle of Support, Cummings Rec Center, Frazier Revitalization, Jubilee Park, Readers 2 Leaders, and Trinity River Mission. Serving students in kindergarten through third grade, the 2017 Tackle Summer Slide program was staffed by more than 30 on-site reading specialists.

5 things Parents Can Do This Summer to Help Children This Fall

Research shows that children who read fluently do better in school. It’s not just teachers who make it happen, though. Parents play a key role, too. The “summer slide” is the documented learning loss that occurs when students are out of school. Experts say that reading just five books during the summer months can help. Here are five new, easy-to-implement ideas for parents, grandparents, and guardians.

Take Reading Anywhere This Summer

The great thing about reading is that you can take it anywhere. Summer is the perfect time to encourage your children to read in a variety of places: in the car, at the store, or by the pool. Words are all around us! Children can read recipes, nutrition labels, price tags, and more. Encouraging your children to read is an excellent way to have fun, practice reading, and bond. Finding ways to incorporate reading into daily life is a great strategy to build lasting memories while on a road trip!

America Sees a "Summer Slide" in Reading Each Year. Five Ways You Can Help Prevent It.

My daughter’s favorite shirt is a fluorescent pink, water-vik tee that reads in bold yellow font, “School’s Out!” She wears the shirt every weekend, and when asked why it’s her favorite, she replies gleefully, “When school’s out, I can check out.”

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Istation Can Help Stop the Summer Slide

We’ve got all the tips and tricks you’ll need to help parents, community centers, and summer schools maintain literacy and stop the summer slide. With summer on the way, you are looking for ways to strengthen learning opportunities for students during the break. Research proves that summer learning loss happens, but there is also research to show it can be prevented.

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