Brain Drain (or summer learning loss) is the label given to the slip in learned skills experienced by kids over the summer months. This backslide in skills such as reading can have a dramatic impact on kids' success in school. The impact of summer brain drain can become more pronounced as kids grow older. A simple way to fight back against brain drain can be found at your local public library...the summer reading program!
The summer reading program at your public library is fun, interactive and keeps kids reading and learning all summer long! Not sure what to suggest to your kids to read? Ask your librarian OR check out James Patterson's list of good books for kids of all ages.