MeMeTales is joining hands with PBSKids and several publishers to combat the “Summer Slide“. Summer is a great time for kids to have fun. But, research also states that kids without access to learning opportunities over the summer can lose upto 2 months of learning from the school year. This means that teachers will be spending weeks reteaching lost and forgotten material once school starts again. MeMeTales, along with PBSKids, is working to give all kids, across the world access to books for FREE from June 18th to July 28th. Every week, kids get to “borrow” books via the MeMeTales website and apps.
The Summer Slide refers to this loss in knowledge. Research also says that kids lose a lot more than knowledge in the summer. They lose access to school meals and healthy physical activities. Which is why, for every child joining the Readathon, MeMeTales is donating a meal to a send a hungry child to school via FoodForEducation.org
Summer Slide is real. So is the fact hungry kids don’t learn.
Want to help?
Here is what you can do –
1. Spread the word about the Readathon. Tweet with hashtag #readforgood
2. Join the Readathon. Download the MeMeTales app and READ!
3. Educate yourself about Summer Learning Loss. It is real and we all need to work together to make a difference.