Summer Learning Day Resources for Families

Find an Event or Program

Find an Event or Program

National Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year. Find a summer learning event or program near you today!

Text 'Food' to 877-877 to find free summer meals near you
Text 'Food' to 877-877 to find free summer meals near you

Children can lose up to two months of essential math and reading skills during the summer months but there is plenty families and caregivers can do to support learning during the summer. Create or find quality summer learning opportunities so your child doesn’t lose hard-earned skills from the prior school year. Check out NSLA’s downloadable tip sheets offering practical and easy tips for families:

Reading for Parents

Summers Matter: 10 Things Every Parent, Teacher, & Principal Should Know About June, July, & August

Learn how to help a child use summer to get ahead in the new school year. A new book will help you do just that. Check out the latest e-book, from NSLA’s Founder, Matthew Boulay, PhD. The book is a fun and easy read that will empower families with how to keep their kids learning, healthy and safe during the summer.

Digital Summer Adventures

Summer Slugger Powered by EverFi

The 18-week program, targeted at 4th to 5th graders, unlocks activities at regular intervals and offers rewards for progress and consistency along the way. Students engage with content that reinforces key foundational and procedural skills while enjoying the freedom and motivation of a baseball themed, game-based learning experience.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Have your kids join the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge by grabbing his or her favorite books, logging their reading minutes and most importantly, having fun all summer long! After logging their minutes, they will receive awesome virtual prizes!

Explore Locally

Summer Bridge Activities® Workbooks

Summer Bridge workbooks help kids stay mentally and physically active all summer long. With monthly goal setting, a summer reading list, hands-on projects and outdoor learning, kids will be moving, thinking, learning and doing while preparing for the next school year. Encourage your families to visit Books-A-Million or Barnes & Noble online or go to the local bookstore and start the summer off right with the Summer Bridge series!

Museums for All by the Institute of Museums and Library Services

Museums bring learning to life and are great places to explore during the summer. Many museums participate in the Museums for All program and offer special discount days. Check this list to see if museums in your area participate.

Mark Your Calendar for Lights On Afterschool – Oct. 26, 2017

Launched by the Afterschool Alliance in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.

Children can lose up to two months of essential math and reading skills during the summer months but there is plenty families and caregivers can do to support learning during the summer. Create or find quality summer learning opportunities so your child doesn’t lose hard-earned skills from the prior school year. Check out NSLA’s Summer Learning Day Events Calendar and downloadable tip sheets offering practical and easy tips for families:

Find an Event or Program

Find an Event or Program

National Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year. Find a summer learning event or program near you today!

10 Tips to Help You Plan for Summer
Free printable resources for kids made in collaboration with Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Summer Learning for Older Youth
Summer Learning for Health
Free printable resources for kids made in collaboration with Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Text 'Food' to 877-877 to find free summer meals near you
Text 'Food' to 877-877 to find free summer meals near you

Reading for Parents

Summers Matter: 10 Things Every Parent, Teacher, & Principal Should Know About June, July, & August

Learn how to help a child use summer to get ahead in the new school year. A new book will help you do just that. Check out the latest e-book, from NSLA’s Founder, Matthew Boulay, PhD. The book is a fun and easy read that will empower families with how to keep their kids learning, healthy and safe during the summer.

Digital Summer Adventures

Summer Slugger Powered by EverFi

The 18-week program, targeted at 4th to 5th graders, unlocks activities at regular intervals and offers rewards for progress and consistency along the way. Students engage with content that reinforces key foundational and procedural skills while enjoying the freedom and motivation of a baseball themed, game-based learning experience.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Have your kids join the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge by grabbing his or her favorite books, logging their reading minutes and most importantly, having fun all summer long! After logging their minutes, they will receive awesome virtual prizes!

Explore Locally

Summer Bridge Activities® Workbooks

Summer Bridge workbooks help kids stay mentally and physically active all summer long. With monthly goal setting, a summer reading list, hands-on projects and outdoor learning, kids will be moving, thinking, learning and doing while preparing for the next school year. Encourage your families to visit Books-A-Million or Barnes & Noble online or go to the local bookstore and start the summer off right with the Summer Bridge series!

Museums for All by the Institute of Museums and Library Services

Museums bring learning to life and are great places to explore during the summer. Many museums participate in the Museums for All program and offer special discount days. Check this list to see if museums in your area participate.

Mark Your Calendar for Lights On Afterschool – Oct. 26, 2017

Launched by the Afterschool Alliance in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.