Literacy Resources to Help Kids Beat the Summer Slide

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the non-profit literacy organization, has a wide range of free activities and resources available online to help parents beat the summer slide:

Leading to Reading and Reading Planet: Free educational websites that offer online versions of popular children’s books, games, music, and other engaging activities for adults to experience together with their children.
Literacy Activities Library: A library of learning activity ideas for every age group, skill level and area of interest, including music, nature and drama.
Literacy Activities Calendars: Printable monthly calendars which offer daily activity ideas for children and their parents that help foster vocabulary and deeper thinking in literature.
Recommended Reading Lists: A variety of recommended reading lists are also available on RIF’s website for parents who are in search of high quality book recommendations for summer leisure reading at every level.