Learning loss when not engaging in educational activities.
Two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months lost.
Loss of academic knowledge and higher risks of obesity over summer months.
There are just some of the statistics that are signaling significant challenges for students when they are away from school during the summer. In fact, some of this research started being released in 1906.
That’s not a typo. 1906.
Reading, along with other educational activities during the summer, is one of the best ways that students of any age can keep their minds and imaginations sharp. It’s also a habit that can get kids pointed in the right direction as they continue their academic careers — including college.
And even though we have just started the month of August, there is still plenty of time to encourage your children to get in the reading habit. Visit your local library. Talk to the staff. See the vast amount of reading opportunity that’s available.
Additionally, there is still time to enter THINK BIG Save For College, our summer reading promotion. We have joined the Oregon State Library and the Oregon Library Association — and are giving away fifteen $1,000 Oregon College Savings Plan accounts. Please take moment to enter before the August 31st deadline.
We wish you a happy remainder of the summer.
And happy reading, every day, throughout the year.