If you google the phrase ‘Summer Slump’ or ‘Summer Slide’
you will read about how research has shown that children
slip back academically over the summer holidays.
Children who don’t read during summer can slip back
by two to three months in their reading achievement.
Keeping up reading over the summer is one way
to counteract this.
The following link is a comprehensive post
from New Zealand on the subject:
As adults we read but that does not mean we read
books like ‘War and Peace’ all the time.
By the same token children benefit by reading
books that they are easily able for and enjoy.
Reading even five or six age appropriate books
over the summer can help.
What we are finding though is that some children
get stuck at a particular stage; and in 5th class is
reading the same books they read in 2nd.
Perhaps you could ask your local librarian for advice
about books your child might enjoy.
You can see books and authors
that the children in school enjoy here.