Summer is a much needed break for teachers, students and parents - but sometimes when the inertia of classwork ceases, so can students’ exposure to educational resources. Here are some ideas to minimize the “summer slide.”
Looking for summer reading for every age? Try these from RedRover’s Recommended Books with Humane Themes book list:
Ages 2+: What’s in a Woof is a fun and colorful book about understanding dogs’ special ways of communicating. This book is perfect for reading to children who are learning word recognition and who would enjoy looking at vibrant pictures of dogs. There is even a coloring book where children can color in pictures of dogs throughout the book!
Our RedRover Readers program is designed to prevent animal cruelty by fostering empathy in children. One teacher recently described how the program’s impact shows up in her classroom, from improving kids' reading skills to the displays of kindness toward special needs students, pets and even stray dogs.
In our RedRover Readers program, we help children develop awareness of others – both animals and people – through literature.* We believe this is a skill that requires practice and is necessary in order for children to grow up to become kind and compassionate members of their community.
When teachers like Susan Kosko, a Reading Support teacher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, use the RedRover Readers program, they see amazing things happen.
“My students learn valuable lessons from your books," Susan tells us. "They approach challenging subject matters in an age-appropriate manner. RedRover Readers provides teachers with the tools to address animal cruelty in a kid-friendly manner."