Centralmaine.com talks to Bennett-Armistead about summer reading programs

Associate professor of literacy education Susan Bennett-Armistead spoke to Centralmaine.com for a story about Little Free Libraries and summer reading programs for kids. “In any given year, students are at-risk for losing up to a third of what they learned the previous year” over the summer, Bennett-Armistead said. She encouraged families to incorporate 20 minutes of literacy activities — reading, writing, listening and speaking — into their daily routine. “You don’t have to have lessons every day, but engage in reading with the family, do family read-aloud, have the chance to interact around children’s interests and give them the opportunity to have more literacy,” she said.