This past week, the Delaware Libraries launched their summer reading program. Summer reading offers numerous benefits for children. Regular reading during the summer prevents the dreaded "summer slide," where students can lose some of the progress they made during the school year. Additionally, reading enhances vocabulary and comprehension skills, expanding their knowledge base and fostering critical thinking abilities. Reading also stimulates imagination and creativity, transporting children to different worlds and exposing them to diverse cultures and perspectives.
If you enjoy reading, then encourage your child to read too, and designate 30 mins a day to reading time. Do you know about Delaware’s Imagination Library program? It's where children ages birth up to their 5th birthday receive a FREE book in the mail each month. Make reading an adventure, and find a Little Free Library box near you. HockessinBookshelf and Barnes & Noble are other locations to get books.