The summer slide

“No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks.” School may be out for summer, but it’s important for parents to encourage their children to read in order to curb effects of the “summer slide” —the phenomenon of kids losing what they’ve learned during the school year over the course of a summer break. At the U’s Child and Family Development Center, a special program takes place during the summer designed for kindergarten students who may need some extra reading prep before first grade. Geri Mendoza, director of the Child and Family Development Center, can speak about the U’s program for kindergartners and offer tips for helping kids to keep learning during their summer time off.
Geri Mendoza | 801-581-4230 |