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Daily Reading Can Help Prevent the "Summer Slide"



As Indiana children enjoy their summer break, educational experts say it’s important they find the time to sharpen their reading skills.

Suzanne Walker with the Indiana State Library says studies have shown there is 'learning loss' or a 'summer slide,' that can result in the loss of some skills learned during the school year.

Walker says reading daily helps a child improve both reading and writing skills.

She adds that Summer Reading Programs are a great option to get children excited about reading, and libraries across the state offer programs that combine educational and fun activities for kids of all ages.