Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Worlds Awaiting - Season 2, Episode 26 , Segment 1

Keep Kids Reading During the Summer

Episode: Keep Kids Reading During the Summer

  • Jul 8, 2017 6:00 pm
  • 19:40 mins

What’s summer for anyway? Swimming? Baseball? Movies? Art projects? What about reading? Research says that when kids leave the classroom over the summer, they can lose 1-3 months of learning. Mary Bigler wants adults to keep kids reading during the summer months to avoid losing all that ground. Bigler promotes what she considers to be the “ABC’s of Summer Reading.” She’ll tell us what those are on today’s show. Once a pre-school teacher and now, a professor, Bigler has spent her life promoting literacy and celebrating the joys of teaching. She’s an award-winning professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University and, author of Lessons Learned.