Two weeks and three days left of the SUMMER READING PROGRAM! Don’t worry if you haven’t had time to get the kids in to sign up. It just takes a minute, and then they can get busy reading or testing on books that they have read at home. There are so many great benefits to getting kids to read before school starts up again in August. Besides getting them in the habit of reading and improving their reading skills, studies show that many children involved in a summer reading program gain significant vocabulary, socializing, and even self-disciplined learning skills during this time. Children are more apt to learn during this period, as the pressure of full-time school and other events is no longer apparent.