- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The state Department of Education wants families to read over the summer to prevent a drop in reading skills when kids are out of school.

The agency says reading material should be challenging but not so difficult that students become frustrated.

Jasmine Rockwell is Children’s and Youth Services coordinator for the South Dakota State Library.

Rockwell says children can take part in a local library’s summer reading program. Parents can also encourage kids to read a sports hero’s biography, research to prepare for a trip or keep up on current events.

Rockwell says there are many fun ways to keep kids reading over the summer.

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Online: https://doe.sd.gov/octe/readsd.aspx


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