Just an alert: Northern Illinois University is offering well-regarded reading skills programs in Chicago, Wilmette and Evanston on Saturdays through the summer. Phonics, comprehension and vocabulary are just a few of the skills supported for children entering kindergarten all the way through high school! I have flyers available in the library, but you can also click here for information. I highly recommend it to families with children who have struggling readers going in to the 2nd grade, which such a transitional year for emergent literacy. What a great way to stop the notorious"summer slide" of reading skills (though reading aloud regularly with your child can accomplish this, too).