Students lose 1-3 months worth of math and reading skills over summer

Jasmin Caldwell reports.

School is out for the summer, which means some kids are putting down the books and picking up distractions.

Research aggregated in 2013 by Business Insider has shown that while on summer break, students lose between one and three months of math and reading skills they learned in a full academic year.

According to Oxford Learning, one of the best ways for students to keep their minds sharp is to visit their local library.

The Belton Public Library is about to begin its summer reading program, which serves infants to kids age 15.

"[The goal is] to encourage kids to read so that they won't lose what they learn during school and to also encourage them to learn and get out to meet people especially for those kids who almost got it at the end of the year," City of Belton Library Director Kim Kroll said. "Just so they don't lose anything at the end of the year."

Belton's summer reading program begins Monday and ends on July 21. Learn more by clicking here.

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