Summer is a time to celebrate, but when kids stop reading over the break, they start falling behind. This is called "summer slide". United Way, Ready.Set.READ! and The Summer Learning Coalition are working to help kids maintain their reading skills over the summer months. To join the Summer Learning Coalition, submit a program or learn more, contact Alicia Hartman at 610-685-4577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dial 2-1-1 and learn what summer programs are happening in your neighborhood to keep kids reading and engaged over the summer! More than 150 programs are available at 41 organizations throughout Berks County.
Use these tips to help kids stay on track during the summer:
Call 2-1-1 and ask the information and referral specialist to find opportunities near you. You can also search for opportunities online by visiting the "Learn about 2-1-1" link below. When visiting the 2-1-1 website, for general resources available browse the topics under “Guided Search for Berks County.” For specific summer learning resources, click here, then enter “Summer” in the keyword sarch, along with your zip code in the appropriate box, to find local opportunities!
Celebrate Summer Learning Day on July 12.
Read with your child.
Talk about what you see when you’re walking, driving, at the store, at the playground and at the library.
Explain what things are, how things work and where you find things.