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5 Tips for Preventing Summer Slide

Jun. 01, 2017

Many parents have heard the scary-but-true statistic that children who do not read over summer break can lose up to two months of reading achievement. According to Reading Rockets’ review of 13 empirical studies on summer reading loss, over time, this can create a compounded achievement gap of 1.5 years before a child has even reached middle school.

The good news: it’s not hard to curb summer reading loss. With a little effort, you can help your child continue to strengthen that “reading muscle” and prevent the dreaded summer slide so that when the next school year begins, he or she is ready to hit the ground running. Here are five tips to build those literacy skills this summer:

Huntington Learning Center Launches 2017 Summer Reading Adventure Program

May. 24, 2017

It’s summer break, which also means it is time for Huntington Learning Center’s annual summer reading program, Reading Adventure. Students select books from Huntington’s carefully formulated book lists that offer a range of choices by grade level and reading ability. They then record what they read in their “reading passport,” sharing their assessment and opinions about each book. The program is intended to introduce children to high-interest reading material and get them excited about reading.

How to Make Reading Part of the Summer Routine

Jun. 03, 2016

Summer is an ideal time to incorporate reading into the daily schedule—and the perfect opportunity to get children to enjoy this ageless pastime. “The key to making reading a daily habit is to make it enjoyable, and there are so many ways to do that during summer,” says Huntington. “Make it fun. Let your child choose the books. Make reading a fun family tradition. When you do things like this, you’ll start to see your child choosing to read over other activities, and his or her reading skills will improve greatly as well.”

How Does Your Child Learn Best?

Oct. 14, 2015

It doesn't take an education professional to know that when it comes to learning, each person is unique.

Helping Your Young Reader Succeed with a Reading Tutor

Dec. 23, 2014

We know reading is important, but exactly why should parents be quick to address reading issues the moment they are identified?

Major Building Blocks for Early Readers

Oct. 09, 2014

If your child is an early elementary school student, you likely know how critical these first few years are in his or her reading development.

Tips for Boosting your High School Student's Reading Comprehension

Feb. 20, 2014

Reading comprehension is one of the most important skills high school students can develop, and it's also one of their most common weaknesses.

Six Best Practices for Broadening your Vocabulary

Jan. 29, 2014

It's important for students to be continually building up their vocabularies over time.

Read it and Understand: Six Strategies for Improved Reading Comprehension

Jul. 09, 2013

Implementation of reading comprehension strategies is a critical component of understanding any piece of text. Learn about these strategies here.

Simple Reading Practice Tips to Boost Your Child's Reading Skills

Jul. 02, 2013

The reading practice tips found here not only improve comprehension, but lead to success in other subjects as well.

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