Studies show that by reading just 12 books over the summer can help lessen summer learning loss and keep kids' minds sharp.
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Summer reading list. Books for kids 8 to 12 years old.
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Writing exercises for your kids to do along with their summer reading.
10 parent tips to help kids write. Helpful practical ideas to incorporate into daily family life.