By Travis Naughton

One might feel, with Southern Boone’s four-week summer school program wrapping up at the end of June, that it’s time for area school children to put away their books until classes resume next fall.

Carolyn Pridemore, a Reading Recovery specialist at SoBoCo Primary, cautions parents against this line of thinking.

“Summer is a time of regression for many students. Children will often come back to school having lost 2 or more reading levels just from lack of practice,” Pridemore said.

She notes that children may read for an hour or more over the course of a typical school day, but because it can be hard for parents to find books their children can read independently or to enforce a strict reading schedule at home each day, kids often read very little when school is not in session.

Luckily, the Ashland branch of the Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL) is here to help.

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