Keep Kids Reading During the Summer
Worlds Awaiting - Season 2, Episode 26
- Jul 8, 2017 6:00 pm
- 28:34 mins
Summer Reading (3:22) 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. Childhood Reading (23:02) We close the show with Olivia Noli, Worlds Awaiting Social Media Manager. Check out the Worlds Awaiting Facebook page (which Olivia maintains). She talks about her passion for reading, where that passion came from, and how it affects her today.