Did you know that today, July 13th, is National Summer Learning Day? Sponsored by the National Summer Learning Association, it’s a day of advocacy and nation-wide educational initiatives aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the school year. As you may know, “Children can lose up to two months of essential math and reading skills during the summer months but there is plenty families and caregivers can do to support learning during the summer” (National Summer Learning Association).
In honor of Summer Learning Day, CLiF challenges you to incorporate reading into your summer plans. Your mission, should you choose to accept it:
1. Visit CLiF’s resource page – we have added some new ideas for no-cost summer literacy programs.
2. Implement the program with any modifications necessary to fit your group. Families, camps, child care facilities, rec programs, and libraries are all welcome to participate.
3. Send us photos and a summary of your plans and outcomes. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. We will send you a book for every child in your program, so they can keep reading!
Here are some helpful resources to keep your family, program, and all the kids in your life learning all summer long!
- Summer Learning Resources for Families & Communities
- CLiF’s Summer Reading Resources
- Brightly’s Summer Reading Challenges for Kids and Teens
- The Reading Without Walls Challenge
- More Summer Reading Challenges to Hook Kids on Books
- See Summer Reading Tips from CLiF Guest Bloggers Amy Williams and Bruce JohnsonHappy Summer Reading!