is critical for students to retain knowledge and skills learned
in the previous school year.
Students who don't read are at risk
of falling behind their classmates.
Parents can avoid this by making sure kids take time to read.
Click here to register for this year's Summer Reading Challenge. Remember - No matter the hours of the Kern County Library in your neighborhood, the eLibrary is always open. You can check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more!
Raise a Reader: A Parent Guide to Reading for Ages 8-10
Keep your kids reading with Scholastic's guide to great book lists, book-related articles, and activities for children aged 8-10.
20 virtual adventures your family can take without worrying about social distancing!
A child's success as a reader begins much earlier than the first day of school. Reading, and a love for reading, begins at home. Here's a one-page list of parent tips offering easy ways to help kids become successful readers.
The Motherlode of all sites, filled with games and activities based on our kids' (and our own) most beloved characters!
For 18 years, Starfall.com has offered a rich palate of free educational resources for parents and teachers.
In addition to the games and kid-friendly articles, be sure to check out Weird But True - a series of videos that explore the wackier side of the natural world.
Mystery Science.com features a wealth of videos introducing kids to fun-damentals of science.
Video games that engage, entertain and educate kids, with special modules that get parents involved, too.
KERN DANCE ALLIANCE is bringing seven children's books to life through dance this summer, through an exciting collaboration with an LA-based film company.
Summer reading lists for every reader in your family. Plus - check out their calendar of kid-friendly events.
A very comprehensive list of educational resources that are available to parents. Check in often - it's continually being updated.
Written by a mom, this blog is chock full of ideas for arts and crafts that are easy, economical and fun! Good for all ages.
Here are 16 different card games that will turn your kids into math wizards!
This nonprofit embraces a mission to provide quality, free educational resources world-wide.
An excellent resource for strengthening student reading skills. Although it is meant to be purchased, your kids can access the games by signing up for the trial period - which is long enough to get you through a big chunk of summer.
Free typing tutorials that don't feel at all like tutorials!