Please join us in kicking off our 2018 Summer Reading Program!
Toms River Regional School District is dedicated to making reading a top priority for all children. We believe that it is especially important for students to engage in reading during the summer months and they can do so by participating in our annual district wide summer reading program.
Engaging in reading during summer months has many benefits; while there are too many to list, we've identified several key facts:
- Research shows that children who engage in reading during summer months show sustained growth and even improvement in their reading ability; those who do not often slide backward
- Students who participate in a summer reading program maintain a more positive attitude towards reading, gain confidence, and are better prepared to tackle the demands of the next grade level:
- Continued practice in reading can reduce the need for teachers to reteach skills & strategies at each grade level, allowing teachers to focus instruction on higher level critical thinking skills
The best part is—reading can be done anywhere! Whether in a car, on a plane, at the pool, or at the beach, there are so many opportunities to check into a good book. In addition, reading aloud to children has tremendous educational benefits and can be a source of much enjoyment for families. Summer is a great time to read with your children!
We encourage you to make reading a family event this summer!