Summer Learning Day Puts Programs, Camps, Libraries on Same PagePrint This Post
Calling all teachers, counselors, parents, caregivers, and advocates:
Synchronize your watches for 10 a.m., June 20. That’s when representatives from summer learning programs, recreation centers, day care centers, schools, libraries, and camps across Georgia will read to kids at the same time to mark Summer Learning Day.
Children who stop reading over summer break can lose two to three months of reading skills and fall behind their peers when they return to school.
This statewide storytelling event will reinforce the message that reading during summer vacation is the best way for kids to stay academically sharp for the next school year, and will provide an opportunity to discuss concerns about summer learning loss and alert families to engaging programs.
People who work with younger children will use the occasion to talk to parents about the best practices for reading aloud to children developed by the Atlanta Speech School. Those serving older students will encourage them to read independently.
Post pictures and video of your Summer Learning Day event on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use the hashtag #GASumReading. Families with kids reading with adults at home can also post pictures throughout the day. Share your photos and videos with your local media outlets and ask them to help promote summer reading as well.
The Georgia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is coordinating this statewide effort with support from Horizons Atlanta. For more information, contact Christine Brodnan, Education Partnership manager, The Annie E. Casey Foundation—Atlanta Civic Site.
Check out these Summer Learning Day Resources.
Here are some Summer Learning Day resources for families.