It is important for you to know that Toms River Regional School District is dedicated to making reading a top priority for all children, and the summertime is no exception. Our annual district wide summer reading initiative can help foster continued engagement in literacy activities.
Keeping a book in a child’s hands during the summer months has many benefits; while there are too many to list, we’ve identified several research-based facts:
- children who engage in reading during summer months continue to grow as readers while those who do not often slide backward;
- participation in a summer reading program helps to promote a more positive attitude towards reading, boosts confidence, and prepares children 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!
Guidelines for summer reading can be found by accessing the link below.