It’s summer, and that means time at the beach and pool, BBQs, vacation, and so many other fun family activities. It also means no school, which can lead to the inevitable "summer slide" as your kids forget what they’ve learned the previous year and quickly slip out of practice. Unfortunately, this slide can make going back to school in the fall—when we’ll already be missing the warm weather and freedom of summer—even harder.
The one mistake parents typically make is letting their kids take a break from reading over the summer; but instead of forcing kids to read books—which feels like they’re still in the classroom—why not introduce them to audiobooks? These provide a fun way for kids to keep their reading skills sharp and find a new book to fall in love with, without having to pick up an actual paperback—striking a perfect balance between a fun and informative summer.
Here are some of our favorite picks to bring on your next family road trip or day at the pool.