Summer Learning Resources for Parents

During the summer months, it’s critically important for children to have access to healthy meals, safe learning environments, and books and educational opportunities so they can keep learning even though school is out.

The Mississippi Campaign for Grade-Level Reading seeks to provide resources for parents and caregivers to support children’s learning over the summer. Here are a few resources that are freely available and user-friendly!

Reach Every Reader

The Harvard Graduate School of Education partnered with MIT’s Integrated Learning Initiative and the Florida Center for Reading Research to launch Reach Every Reader in 2018 with the goal of making significant progress on the crisis in early literacy. As part of the Reach Every Reader initiative, the Harvard Graduate School of Education developed three new FREE apps to promote pre-literacy skills through dialogue and playful interactions between children and caregivers. These apps encourage conversations and help children build pre-literacy skills.

  • Animal Antics Create a story by taking turns making animals say funny things as they visit a store, a library, a construction site, and more!
  • Photo Play – Use dozens of stickers, talk balloons, and emojis to decorate and talk about all your favorite family photos!
  • Small Wonders Big ideas to get families talking!

Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Kids Club

Mississippi Public Broadcasting Classroom TV

Mississippi Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program

Reading Rockets Summer Reading Tips for Parents