Family Toolkit

How Families Can Participate

Children can lose up to two months of essential math and reading skills during the summer months. Fortunately, there is plenty families and caregivers can do to support learning during the summer. Check out some of the resources and tips listed here to get your child ready for the next school year and help you celebrate National Summer Learning Week, July 8-13, 2019.

Check out the official National Summer Learning Week Tracker to find summer learning events or programs near you.

Take the #SmarterSummers Challenge to share what inspires your family to learn during the summer!

National Summer Learning Week has a new theme for each day of this celebration. View the theme days.

Family Tip Sheets & Resources

At Home and in Your Community: Kids need to keep learning over the summer. If they don’t, they lose what they’ve learned during the school year. Here are some ways your child can get ready for the next school year.

Keep Kids Active and Healthy: Children are at greater risk for weight gain and unhealthy eating habits during the summer. Here are some ways you can incorporate fun activity and nutrition into your child’s summer.

Keep Tweens and Teens Learning: No matter their age, it’s important for ALL kids to keep learning over the summer. Here are some ways to keep your tween or teen learning over the summer.

How can you help your child stride forward? Download the Summer Stride from Learning Heroes and learn how you can set your child up for success plus other ways to support summer learning fun.

Here are four Summer Reading book lists for kids from Birth-Preschool and grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 provided by the Association for Library Service to Children. These lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer.

Using No Kid Hungry‘s summer meals texting service, parents, grandparents, and caregivers can text ‘FOOD’ to 877-877 to find free summer meals sites in their neighborhoods. Families can also use the USDA’s Summer Meal Site Finder.

This Summer Learning Fun! tip sheet from the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment is designed to support parents and caregivers in engaging their children in fun, meaningful learning activities throughout the summer.