Have you ever heard of summer slide? Summer slide is a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school isn’t in session. Numerous studies show that kids who don’t read during summer vacation actually slip in reading ability by the time autumn rolls around. Here’s the secret to preventing the summer slide: Keep learning all summer long. One way to do this is to read for at least 20 minutes every day. Click the link above for more information and to access Candlewood's summer reading website so you can keep reading all summer long. Candlewood's virtual library can help you access free books to read online while libraries are closed.