Get Your Summer Read On!

Summer is here and with it comes learning loss for many children. 

According to Scholastic Canada’s “Kids & Family Reading Report™, Canadian Edition”, only 1 in 3 parents with children ages 6-17 have heard of the summer slide. 

Scholastic Canada’s “Kids & Family Reading Report™, Canadian Edition”

Studies show that kids who keep reading all summer do better when they return to school in the fall. Making reading fun and a part of your family’s summer routine is a great way to keep children’s minds active and prevent the summer slide, which is the loss of skills during the time that children are not in school. 

There are many ways to turn summer brain drain into summer brain gain, including joining the TD Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program is co-created and delivered by more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada. It celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories. It’s designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way – the key to building a lifelong love of reading.

All across the country, participating libraries offer a variety of fun reading-related activities for children of all ages that will keep them reading anything, anytime, anywhere, all summer long! It’s also very flexible: families can participate anytime, anywhere – at local public libraries as well as at home, online, on the road or wherever their summer takes them.

So grab your kids and head to your local library to sign them up! You can also sign up online at

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Happy reading!

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