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Lunch & Learn: Reading Apps to Prevent the Summer Slide

May 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


Estimated reading time: 2 minutesLunch-Learn Graphic

School-age children often look forward to summertime- watersports, playing outside, family vacations, and no school! It is great for children (and parents) to get a break from school routines and homework stress, but sometimes children can lose skills they learned during the school year. This is especially worrisome when talking about reading skills since reading is such an important part of everyday life.

We have gathered some fun apps including  Hoopla and Libby, by Overdrive — both FREE apps that connect you to your local library using your library card. This allows you to check out audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, movies, and more for free! Reading a new book is a great way to keep your brain sharp by working on comprehension skills and improving vocabulary. If you or someone you care for is a beginning reader, try Reading Train Starter BooksEpic!- Kids Books & Reading, or Kids A-Z. All of these provide leveled books so that beginning readers can read at their pace with just enough of a challenge to keep them improving, but not so much frustration that they give up. For working on beginning reading skills, Khan Academy Kids and Wild Symphony are both fun, engaging apps that help get pre-readers or new readers interested in books. Click on the names of any of the apps mentioned above to learn more about them or download for yourself.

Plan to join us virtually Wednesday, May 25, from 12:00 – 12:30 pm for this FREE event by clicking on the link to RSVP and add to your calendar. We are in the process of planning out more great content and will update the topic here, once we have it set.  In the meantime, we wanted you to be able to get the date on your calendar.  Feel free to share with a friend.

In our last Lunch & Learn, we talked about accessibility features for physical and motor, including haptic touch.

Our next Lunch & Learn will be Wednesday, June 8. 

Just a reminder, these events are not recorded in order to protect the privacy of our participants. To learn more about these events and other topics we have explored in the past, check out our Lunch and Learn page.


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