(GREENVILLE, N.C.) — NEWS: Kids Read Now has partnered with school districts across North Carolina, including Pitt County Schools, to mail books directly to their students’ homes over the summer. The number of students in the Kids Read Now program continues to grow with almost 400,000 books being mailed to students in 2020 alone!
Most students will experience reading skill loss over a typical summer break from school. Creating home libraries is key to preventing a steep learning slide due to summer break and recent extended school closures. “Everyone wins when schools enable parents to eradicate learning loss for K-3 students over the summer. Many of those students gain up to 2.5 months of learning during the 12-week summer break,” said Leib Lurie, CEO of Kids Read Now.
“It was a great way for my students to receive quality books that they could keep and read! It also helped motivate them throughout the summer to read!” said Amanda J., Classroom Teacher, ECU Community Schools.
The Kids Read Now K-3 summer reading program mails eight new books to students and includes exciting multicultural, fiction, and nonfiction titles loved by children. Mailing books builds ongoing enthusiasm but does not require in-home technology. Each book includes guided discussion questions to help improve reading skills and increase family engagement. The ninth book of beautifully illustrated creative writing prompts concludes the program so children can write their own stories. Best of all, kids keep their new books!
Kids Read Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the singular mission to eliminate learning loss for all K-3 students.
To learn more about Kids Read Now, please visit https://kidsreadnow.org/.
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