Playground slides and water slides have long been a source of summer fun for kids. The one slide you don't want, however, is the summer slide in reading skills. When kids don't read for several months, their reading abilities start to decline.
Children often fall behind in their reading and math skills over the summer by an average of two months according to education experts at the National Summer Learning Association. This decline is particularly common with low-income families. In addition, kids who don’t have solid reading skills by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
Fortunately, Read Conmigo is here to help you avoid summer slide with entertaining bilingual eBooks you can download at no cost. By encouraging your children to read during the summer, you can help them avoid summer reading loss — and possibly even improve their reading abilities.
Our bilingual books help develop reading skills in both English and Spanish. Bilingual books are especially important for kids who are still learning English and are not yet comfortable with the language. The ability to speak both English and Spanish fluently is an important skill for the future when young adults graduate and start working.
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Developing summer reading skills is a partnership — between Read Conmigo and your family and between you and your children. Here are several ways to encourage a summer of reading: