It’s common for kids’ brains to become a little rusty in the summer—a Brookings report concludes that the average student loses a month of academic-calendar learning during the break. But you, parents, can help slow the summer slide. One way: Keep them reading. Michelle Woo with LifeHacker shares a free program for teens:
Give your kid access to all types of books, including audiobooks. AudioFile Magazine is hosting SYNC, a free summer audiobook program for teens ages 13 and up. Each week, participants can download two complete audiobooks, which are pre-selected and based on weekly themes. This week’s titles are A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen and Tear Down This Wall: A City, a President, and the Speech that Ended the Cold War by Romesh Ratnesar. Here are sound clips of all the audiobooks on the list.
Sign up on the SYNC website to download the audiobooks. The titles, which are delivered through the OverDrive app, can be accessed for one week and change every Thursday.
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