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Read What You Like! Stop the Summer Slide!Read What You Like! Stop the Summer Slide!

DOG MAN © and ™/® Dav Pilkey

Have you heard of the Summer Slide?

Data from our Kids & Family Reading Report™, Canadian Edition
shows that only 1 in 3 parents with children ages 6-17
have heard of the Summer Slide!

The Summer Slide
is the loss of skills
during the time
when students are
not in school.

Summer reading is important AND fun!

84% of kids ages 6-17
and 96% of parents agree

that reading books during the summer
helps kids during the school year!

Encourage your children to read over the summer!


  • Take kids to the library
  • Bring books on trips and vacations
  • Get books from your local bookstore, library, school book club or book fair
  • Start series so there are multiple books to read
  • Build reading into your daily summer routine or schedule
According to our
Kids & Family
Reading Report™,
Canadian Edition

kids are having trouble
finding books they like!

Try these fun and simple
Weekly Activities
to keep your child's
reading skills sharp
over the summer.

Need some recommendations
right now? Download this
Handy List of Books
for all ages and reading levels!

We’re here all
summer long, and
we’re listening!

Stumped with a specific book
question? DM or tag us on social
media, and use the hashtag

Looking for some fun Summer Reading activities?

Download this
(highly recommended)
checklist for all ages.
Can you read 'em all?

Read and check!

Go on a reading
adventure and take
our Summer Reading Challenge!

Summer Reading

Summer Reading
bingo! Play alone
or with friends!

Bingo Game Card

Download and print more fun activities!

Read Four or S'more
Books Marshmallow

Summer Reading
Campfire Log

Top 25 Places
to Read
Want more summer reading
(and summer fun)
activities for kids?
Fun Activities
Get outside!
In this quintessential
guide to summer activities,
kids will learn the
old-fashioned joys of
creating their own fun!
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The Canadian Kids' Guide to Outdoor Fun cover image
Illustrations from Happy Dreamer and Say Something © Peter H. Reynolds. All rights reserved.
Illustrations from Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas © Aaron Blabey. All rights reserved.