RICHMOND, Va. -- Summer is about playtime, but it's also a time when kids can forget what they learned just a few months ago.
"There's been lots of studies done about 'Summer Slide,'" Richmond Public Schools Instructional Specialist Judy Deichman said. “It happens every summer with our kids because they're not engaged with books on a regular basis like they are in school. This is to help with that."
Richmond Public Schools' Lit Limo is a library on wheels that makes stops in Richmond neighborhoods.
Every child who visits the Lit Limo will receive a book, be able to participate in a read aloud, and sign up for a Richmond Public Library card. The kids get to keep the books they choose.
"It's that hooking them in," Deichman said. “One thing we have found is letting kids choose what they want to read. Student choice is a big part of getting that love for reading."
Playtime is great exercise, but exercising the brain over the summer can open up a whole new world to children.
Building a love of reading is Building Better Minds.
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