Summer's finally here! And we're so excited to make every minute count--hiking, swimming, trips to the beach and lots of family fun in the sun. With so many fun hot weather activities to look forward to, school can feel like a distant memory. But keeping our kids engaged and learning needs to be on that summer bucket list, too.
Research shows that, without practice, students lose reading skills over the summer months. This lag is called the “Summer Slide.” With vacations and camps, it can be easy to forget the lessons learned during the course of the school year. Furthermore, the cognitive loss can be cumulative, meaning students are constantly playing catch up.
As Target's Mommy Ambassador, Soleil is spreading the word far and wide about the importance of preventing Summer Slide and sharing her own super fun ways to make reading a fun, essential part of summer vacation. Check out our awesome video interview with Soleil and find out how she's keeping the reading magic alive this summer!
Now it's your turn: share your favorite tips and tricks for keeping kids reading all summer long! Target has provided Moonfrye with an awesome giveaway package: one lucky Moonfrye reader will win a $50 gift card to Target AND a prize package of 10 age-appropriate books for your little ones. Leave a comment below and be entered to win!
Disclosure: Target provided us with this giveaway package to share with our readers at no cost. This sweepstakes is only open to U.S. residents 18 years and older. Please note we cannot ship to P.O. Boxes. Winner will be chosen by random.org. Contest is open through Monday June 18, 2012.
By Jenny Feldon
Jenny Feldon is a writer, blogger and full time mom. She loves coffee, yoga, fashion, and anything pop culture. When she's not kid wrangling or standing on her head, she writes. A lot. Follow her adventures on her personal blog, Karma (continued…). Jenny’s also a social media addict; come say hi on Twitter and Facebook!