Raise a Reader this Summer with Local Resources, PBS Programs

Raise a Reader this Summer with Local Resources, PBS Programs

Friday, June 21, 2013 - 10:45


Research shows that, over the summer, children can lose as much as THREE MONTHS of what they learned in school. For many children who don’t keep reading during the summer months, this “summer learning loss” can add up across several summers, causing students to fall a year or more behind other students in the same grade - but CET and ThinkTV along with educational institutions and libraries in greater Dayton and Cincinnati can help with great programs, links to local resources and online tools!


Visit our 2013 Summer Reading pages for links to local summer reading programs and resources and well as information, games, and more from PBS. Here’s ThinkTV’s page: http://www.thinktv.org/summerreading and here’s CET’s page: http://www.cetconnect.org/summerreading


We’ll also have PBS Kids theme weeks on air now through August 9th that focus on the importance of language – reading and writing. This week is Martha Speaks puppy week with episodes on starting a journal, decoding secret messages and more!


These theme weeks are all part of the PBS Kids summer reading and literacy challenge, which started on June 6th. Visit http://www.thinktv.org/summer_literacy_2013  or http://www.cetconnect.org/kidsandfamily/summer-reading-challenge for all the themes and for access to online games and downloadable resources from your children’s favorite CET and ThinkTV programs. There’s also additional information from PBS Parents on raising a reader, especially during the summer.


Do you have a favorite summer reading activity in your house? What about a favorite book or story? Tell us in the comments!