As your child starts summer vacation, you've probably been busy planning your family vacation, sporting events, sleepovers, and more. But have you given any thought to how you can help prevent "summer learning loss" in your child this summer? Struggling readers have been shown by studies to lose between one and three months of reading progress over the summer.
Find 10 tips from Dr. Paula Tallal, a world-recognized authority on language-learning disabilities, that you can easily incorporate into your routine this summer to keep your child engaged in essential skills by clicking here.
Learn about the skills required for reading, plus get practical tips to specifically work on each skill with your child. One example is to work on processing at home, you can play listening games with your child. Identify sounds in words that sound like something else (e.g., the 's' sounds like a hissing snake), help train the ear to capture and interpret sounds clearly and accurately.
By turning it into a game, you can sneak some essential reading skills into your day without your child even noticing that they're learning!
10 Tips for Parents [PDF]
Summer Reading Loss by Reading Rockets
10 Ways to Help Your School-Age Child Develop a "Reading Brain" by Scientific Learning