by Bec Oakley at snagglebox.com
1. It’s never a three hour tour
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"Something is waiting for many children every summer, and their parents don’t even know it’s out there. It's called the 'summer slide,' and it describes what happens when young minds sit idle for three months. Children who do not read over the summer will lose more than two months of reading achievement. Summer reading loss is cumulative. By the end of 6th grade children who lose reading skills over the summer will be 2 years behind their classmates. RIF provides resources for parents and teachers to keep kids reading throughout the summer and beyond." (To read more, click here.)So, I decided I needed a plan. But where to start? I don't have time to concoct elaborate plans for building volcanoes or making cute sticker charts. I needed some direction, which is why I was so delighted when I received an email about this very topic. As I scrolled through the links in that email, I discovered a treasure trove of resources for families, which I have decided to share with you!