After a long school year children do need to take a break and hang out with family and friends and make the most the long days of freedom ahead.

BUT it is very important to maintain reading and other skills over the summer.  This can be done in a fun way and does not have to involve tutors or laboriously slaving over books at the dining room table.

Each grade level’s blogs have links to ISM Netvibes which is filled with games and on-line fun to develop skills.  This article from Reading Rockets gives a little more insight into the benefits of continuing reading skills over the summer break.

Summer reading and fluency