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Summer Brain Drain

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Summer Brain Drain is what experts say happens in the summer when kids get out of school.  Educators say kids forget a lot of what they've learned in class.  Educators say the best way to counteract that is to establish a family reading routine.   When a family reads together, parents become reading role models.  When that happens, parents send a natural message to their kids that taking time to read a book or the newspaper is an important thing.  It is a subtle way to show kids that education is important.  When parents take kids to the library or make sure they have books readily available kids participate in their reading choices.  Turning the TV off and getting your family to turn the pages of a book benefits everyone.  Experts say parents will usually be surprised that once their children get into the routine of reading 20 minutes a day, they'll usually want to read longer.