Avoid the Summer Slide

Unlike the slides in the playgrounds and in water parks, there’s one “summer slide” to avoid. Research shows that children’s reading and academic skills decline during their summer vacations from school. Known as the “summer slide,” this deficit is hard to make up—teachers often spend at least the first month of a new school year re-teaching what was taught the previous year. Open Road Media has culled a list of ebooks for children of all ages: easy readers and chapter books to encourage abudding skill set; high-interest middle-grade novels to reinforce comprehension skills; classic young adult literature often found on schools’ recommended reading lists; and fun YA reads for teens who just need to chill out. Here you'll find excerpts of these great reads. To find out more, go to www.openroadmedia.com/summerslide.