The back-to-school season is a busy one. As you and your children begin to settle into your new and sometimes stressful routines, experiencing information overload is not uncommon. I want to remind you that the Calgary Police Service has dedicated resources available to you and your children through our School Resource Officers (SROs) and the Start Smart Stay Safe (S4) program.
Even though my kids are teenagers now, I still remember those first days of school as I tearfully watched them get on the bus and head off to Kindergarten. Sigh, it goes by so fast… If your little ones are just starting school, they (and you!) might be a little nervous about this new experience.
The ‘summer slide’ refers to the very real backsliding in reading development that can occur during summer vacation when kids are out of school. Simply put, any child who doesn’t read over the summer months is likely to experience a loss in reading skills. However, those children who read regularly when school is out retain or even slightly improve their reading abilities.
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