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How Your Child Can Benefit From a Summer Reading Program

As a parent, you may well spend part of each spring making plans for your child’s summer activities. Summer is an excellent time for kids to take a breather from the classroom, but it’s by no means a time for them to stop learning and growing—or reading. Whatever else you decide on, be sure your child reaps the proven benefits of summer reading. Just a few of the benefits of summer reading for students include:

  • Maintaining and improving existing reading skills
  • Being reading ready for the next school year
  • Gaining a boost in confidence and self-esteem
  • Using reading skills in “real-world” situations, such as determining the meaning of signs, menus, greeting cards, TV captions, reading menus in restaurants, and more
  • Discovering their favorite genres of books
  • Exploring new interests based on exposure to various activities in books
  • Discover their love of stories and reading

If your child is just learning to read, or is experiencing literacy challenges related to dyslexia or other factors, participating in a summer reading program can give them the tools they need to become more effective readers. These programs are designed to reach them where they are and turn their challenges into successes.

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The Benefits of Summer Reading Programs

Summer reading programs can be enormously beneficial for of a wide variety of ages and abilities. Whether the program is offered by a local library, school district, or nonprofit organization, your child stands to gain a great deal fromexpert literacy coaching using a proven structured literacy program in a familiar yet safe space. Summer reading programs can help kids in life-changing ways because they:

  • Help kids who know how to read discover the joy and empowerment of reading in a low-pressure environment
  • Reach children where they are through tools like reading assessments so that students can work toward appropriate reading goals tailored to their abilities and needs
  • Build reading habits and skills that can improve children’s learning and analytical skills for the rest of their lives
  • Boost social-emotional development and help kids to learn empathy
  • Provide a fun and constructive summer activity that can easily fit in with other summer plans
  • Teach struggling readers how to read

Enroll Your Child in a Summer Reading Program With LearnUp

LearnUp is a nonprofit literacy center based in San Francisco on a mission to change how we teach all levels and types of learners to read. LearnUp uses a multidisciplinary structured phonics curriculum with proprietary decodable chapter books so students can practice their new reading concepts within a storybook environment.
Our students come from schools across the nation—public, private, and parochial. We also partner with schools, districts, and after-school programs to train their teachers to help more students learn to read.

Contact us today to sign your child up for a free reading assessment or for one of our reading programs.

Alternatively, consider giving the gift of reading to children by making a donation.

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