Kids can keep their minds sharp this summer with another chapter of the state Assembly’s Summer Reading Challenge.
The program looks to beat the “summer slide” in which kids may not keep up with reading while school’s out. Sponsored by Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, this year’s theme is “Dig into reading” for children; for tweens it’s “Beneath the Surface.”
Students can pick up materials at their local schools in the 23rd Assembly District, or at Goldfeder’s Ozone Park and Rockaway offices.
Youngsters who read with a parent for at least 15 minutes a day for 40 days through July and August get an official Assembly certificate personally delivered by their representative.
Around 250 students from P.S. 232 in Lindenwood took part in the program last summer, according to Goldfeder’s office.
Principal Lisa Josephson said students who took part last year came back in September with keen minds, ready to learn.
“Our students at P.S. 232 who do their active reading during the summer months return to school prepared,” she said. “And they get rewarded for their efforts by Assemblymember Goldfeder.”
“Learning shouldn’t stop when the last bell rings at the end of the school year,” said Goldfeder. “The Assembly’s Summer Reading Challenge offers a fun and exciting way for families to spend quality time together while parents help their children expand their imaginations and learn.”
For more information, visit www.assembly.state.ny.us/goldfeder or call 718-945-9550.