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A guide to preventing the ‘summer slide’ & giveaways! A guide to preventing the ‘summer slide’ & giveaways!
Slides are fun, why would parents prevent them?  Not THOSE kinds of slides, you guys! Cheeky monkeys! THE Summer Slide is a term used... A guide to preventing the ‘summer slide’ & giveaways!

Slides are fun, why would parents prevent them?  Not THOSE kinds of slides, you guys! Cheeky monkeys!

THE Summer Slide is a term used to describe what happens to kids when school is out for two months over the summer months.  Statistically, reading levels go down because children aren’t reading enough. As parents, how do we prevent this ‘slide’?

Tips for Preventing the Summer Slide

IndigoKids is encouraging kids to keep reading all through the summer and have launched their Passport to Reading summer reading guide.  The Passport to Reading includes something for every age group and reading level.  The goal is to keep kids engaged and to just make sure they are reading, in general!  This isn’t meant to be homework.  Let your kids choose titles that excite them and that they will be guaranteed to read.

Want personalized book suggestions? Tweet using the hashtag #AskIndigo and let Indigo know what you are looking for. They will get back to you with some great recommendations!

WIN an IndigoKids Shopping Spree

Why not WIN all the great books your kids want to read this summer? IndigoKids is giving away 3 $1000 shopping sprees. To enter this exciting contest, pick up a postage-paid postcard from any Indigo, Chapters, Coles or Indigospirit store, and tell Indigo which books your family would like to read this summer.  Or, simply click HERE to enter online!

#ReadTheNorthContest

Moms and dads, we have not forgotten about you! Indigo is also running a contest just for YOU! Canada Day is just around the corner and Indigo is starting an initiative called #ReadtheNorth. This exciting campaign is geared to celebrating Canadian authors and their works and to inspire readers young and old to fall in love with Canadian literature.

Canadians are invited to #ReadtheNorth this summer by sharing a photograph on Instagram that shows how they prefer to read their favourite Canadian works.

Whether that’s on the dock at your cottage or in your backyard, show Indigo where your reading of Canadian authors is happening!

Anyone who tags @chaptersindigo in a captivating photo using the hashtag #ReadtheNorth is eligible to win one of two $500 Indigo gift card.  This contest runs from June 29 to July 30, so make sure to get your submissions in!

Happy summer and HAPPY READING everyone!

Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

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