Tips and Tools for Parents

Parent Guide

Parent guides explain the Summer Slide and tips to keep your kids excited about reading.

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Book Wish List

Kids are given a Wish List to choose which books they want to receive through the summer

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Discovery Sheets

Every book includes Discovery Sheets to encourage discussions about the book with your child.

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Students saw “significant and substantial improvements in reading scores, especially in high poverty populations”


Dr. Richard Stock, Executive Director

University of Dayton Business Research Group

In the first four years of school, children

Learn to Read

After those critical foundation years, students

Read to Learn

Lack of education during the summer costs students

2 to 3


of educational gains.


By the end of 3rd grade non-proficient readers are already

4 times

Less Likely to Graduate.

Win – Win – Win

For students

For districts

For communities

A small investment today that ensures long term rewards.

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Choices, Challenges, And Rewards

Kids Read Now kicks in when school lets out. Reverse the summer reading slide with a results-driven reading program requiring no additional resources from districts.

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