Have you heard of the dreaded 'Summer Slide' before? I'm NOT talking about the slide your kids want to play on this summer! Many children, especially early and/or struggling readers, lose a lot of progress they may have made during the school year if they don't read over the summer break. They may 'slide' out of practice and find it even more challenging to get back to where they were during the previous school year. Pretty much every expert recommends that parents prioritize reading as a summertime activity. So let's do it together!
I found this very informative article from Scholastic with 3 tips to prevent the summer slide:
Reading just 6 books over the summer could (click blog post title to continue reading)
Hello everyone! Looking to motivate your kids to keep reading through the summer? I am too, so I've decided to launch a kids book club on Facebook (Story Time With Michele - Book Club) and, in collaboration with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), I'll have a suggested summer reading list for all of your PreK - Grade 3 readers. Beginning June 4, week by week I'll post a video of each book read aloud. If you can't find the book at your library or book shop, no need to worry as I will also include subtitles on the videos so that your child can read along with me!
Hi everyone! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted but I’M BACK! And I’m super excited to share my latest project, Story Time With Michele! I’ve had so many fans reach out to me over the past year recounting special, touching family memories involving The Good Night Show. Thank you for continuing to share those stories with me. Sadly, I can’t bring the show back since it was never mine in the first place. I have, however, figured out a way to stay connected to children in a meaningful way. The Story Time channel on Youtube is my first attempt at creating something, on my very own, for kids.