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Summer time reading has an physical impact on a child's brain

July 10, 2018

Not only can summer reading reduce the achievement gaps between economically diverse students, but science has shown an adequate amount of reading can also stimulate brain growth. The Summer Slide (the name given to describe the academic progress lost during the summer months) has the greatest impact on the most vulnerable students.  Check the Nova video below for some cool science related to child development and click the link to find out how you can minimize the summer slide. (PBS.ORG)



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