Because the daytime develop longer, temperatures rise, and our roadways are much less congested, Collier County academics, mother and father, caregivers and college students know that summer time is true across the nook. Previous to the COVID-19 pandemic, mother and father could be marking the times till college was out and fretting over methods to maintain their youngsters busy all summer time and maintain the complaints of “I’m bored” at bay.
Quick ahead to the current and we’re nonetheless rising out from beneath the pandemic. Some college students haven’t seen an in-person classroom for over a yr. Many others returned to highschool hidden behind masks and drastically lowered class sizes.
Whether or not it’s referred to as summer time studying loss, summer time setback, summer time slide, or now the COVID slide, our college students are at a good larger drawback this summer time.
Tutorial setbacks, typically seen solely throughout summer time break, are predicted to be compounded by the varsity closures, prolonged on-line studying environments and isolation introduced on by the pandemic.
How can mother and father and caregivers assist maintain their youngsters from falling additional behind when the varsity yr ends within the coming weeks?
Spoken greatest by the American Library Affiliation, “libraries assist slim the achievement hole by providing summer time studying alternatives for all ages.” Present analysis reveals that studying 4 or extra books might help reduce the detrimental results of the summer time slide.
One former Collier County Public College trainer agrees, “The summer time slide is actual. It’s helpful for our college students to be proactive of their schooling over the summer time by availing themselves to neighborhood assets, like summer time studying applications supplied by way of public libraries to assist preserve their positive factors.”
Your Collier County Public Libraries are right here to assist! Beginning June 1, all libraries will kick-off our mission to maintain youngsters studying and engaged through the summer time. Adults too! Be part of us for Tails and Tales — our 2021 Summer time Studying Program.
All ten libraries throughout Collier County might be offering a mixture of restricted in-person Youth Providers, staff-led applications, anytime-access digital applications and reside digital applications.
Attending a Collier County Parks & Recreation summer time camp? No worries! Library workers are taking Tails and Tales to a Parks & Recreation summer time camp close to you!
The summer time instructional alternatives don’t cease there. For the third yr in a row, the Naples Botanical Backyard is teaming up with Collier County Public Library. Library cardholders obtain complimentary common admission to the Naples Botanical Backyard June twelfth by way of twentieth, 2021. Reservations are required. Extra questions could be directed to (239) 325-1354.
Wait! There may be extra! Collier County Museums might be internet hosting College’s Out, Museums are IN! Applications designed for youths of all ages Saturdays from June fifth to August seventh are instructional exploration days all through all 5 of our County Museums.
Working collectively as a neighborhood we will present Collier youth with enriching instructional alternatives, maintain Collier youth engaged in studying, and maintain Collier youth READING!
Tanya Williams is the Collier County Library Division Director.
For extra details about Collier County Public Library providers and applications, please go to https://www.collierlibrary.org or name (239) 252-7369.
For extra details about Collier Museums, please go to https://CollierMuseums.com or name (239) 252-8242.
For extra details about Collier County Parks & Recreation, please name (239) 252-4000 or go to https://www.collierparks.com.