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Summer Slide

Summer slide "is the tendency for students, to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year."

Turn summer slide into summer fun for everyone!

Read with your child every day for 20 minutes.

Enjoy talking with your child about books they read; shows they watch; things they notice in the community.

Use everyday activities to practice reading and math skills:

  • Match socks-Why do these socks go together? Is there another way to sort the socks?

  • Create number stories/word problems: ex. set the table-How many spoons, forks and knives do we need for four of us? If grandma and grandpa join us how many more forks, spoons and knives will we need? What's the number sentence/equation you would use to solve this problem?

  • Bake and cook together.

  • Count cars- Red cars? Fords? Two doors?  Four doors? Trucks with more than four wheels?

  • Read menus, billboards, signs.

  • Describe things you see-dogs; people; playgrounds, shapes in the cloud.

  • Ask: I wonder why? Can you tell me more? What might happen next?

  • Listen to audio books when driving, they can make car trips seem shorter.


local libraries and parks

  • Livonia Civic Center Library
  • Carl Sandburg Library
  • William P. Faust Public Library Westland
  • hoopla - "a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere."
  • Detroit Zoo

  • Toledo Zoo

Museums in the area:

Check out local farmers' markets; grocery stores; Eastern Market

Ask your friends about other great ideas!

Remember reading and math skills will decline without practice!

Summer Reading

Receive up to $10 in your CVF youth savings account

See CVF for more informtion late April early May

Infographic - How to Beat Summer Slide

Graphic used with permission: All About Reading