During the summer we offer a book buddies program where a young reader is paired with a teen. The goal is to have the same buddy during the summer so a friendship is formed. Book buddies is a great way for early or struggling readers to practice their skills over the summer so they don’t regress before the next school year.
The biggest problem with this program, for me, has been scheduling. It’s really hard to pair up a teen with children and get everything to work out smoothly. Both kids and teens have so much going on during the summer months! Even so it’s a great program and is so beneficial for these young readers!