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Books to help prevent summer brain drain. – Book Suggestions – 05/17/13

Posted on: Friday, May 17th, 2013

Our blog this week was about Summer Learning Loss or, as it’s more commonly know, Summer Brain Drain.  These book suggestions are for kids and parents who are concerned with Summer Learning Loss and would like to start planning how to prevent it.

The Read-Aloud Handbook: Sixth Edition by Jim Trelease is for parents of kids from birth and up.  “A New York Times and million copy bestseller, the classic handbook on reading aloud to children—revised and updated.  Recommended by ‘Dear Abby’, The New York Times and The Washington Post, for three decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease’s beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies—and the reasoning behind them—for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.  Penguin Books named The Read-Aloud Handbook as one of the seventy-five most important books it published in its seventy-five-year history.”  Review from Amazon.

Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 1 by Lisa Trumbauer is for kids in, well, first grade.  The Brain Quest series has pretty much any grade level available.  “Jam-packed with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises and games in every subject, Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 1 reinforces what kids are learning in the classroom.  The workbook’s lively layout and easy-to-follow explanations make learning fun, interactive, and concrete.  Plus it’s written to help parents follow and explain key concepts.  Includes phonics, spelling, vocabulary, find the rhyme, addition, subtraction, skip counting, time, money, maps, science, brain boxes, and much, much more.”  Review from Amazon.

Summer Bridge Activities: Bridging Grades Third to Fourth is a compilation by Summer Bridge Activities.  “School Stops for Summer.  Learning Never Should!  Prevent summer learning loss with our award winning, best-selling summer learning series!  Summer Bridge Activities: Bridging Grades Third to Fourth reinforces essential skills across the curriculum and helps prepare children for second grade.  With 12 weeks’ worth of activities, completing Summer Bridge Activities™ is the perfect way to keep skills sharp all summer long!


  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Social Studies
  • Character Development
  • Easy Science Experiments
  • Fitness Activities
  • Outdoor Extension Activities
  • Answer Key

Review from Amazon.

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