There is nothing quite like a book: the tactile feel in your hands, the smell of the paper and the ink... the tantalizing cover design, and if it has some, illustrations too! Most magical is the experience of snuggling up with your child to share cozy bonding time together with a favorite or new-to-you book.
The ‘summer slide’ refers to the very real backsliding in reading development that can occur during summer vacation when kids are out of school. Simply put, any child who doesn’t read over the summer months is likely to experience a loss in reading skills. However, those children who read regularly when school is out retain or even slightly improve their reading abilities.
Teachers know that one of the marks of a bright child is the size of the child’s vocabulary. The definition of vocabulary is the knowledge of words and word meanings. Children with a larger vocabulary communicate better, read and write with greater understanding, and radiate confidence in their learning ability.
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