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Helping kids keep up IQ over the summer

Helping kids keep up IQ over the summer



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Researchers say some children can lose IQ points over the summer and the best thing to do to prevent that is to read. But reading isn't the only thing, according to some Utahns.

Kathy Witke with the Jordan School District said, "If students don't like to read, sometimes they like to write or draw about the different activities they've been involved in and learned about."

Parents are taking the advice to heart. Amie Larsen said, "We'll do activity workbooks and stuff like that. They like to read and write a lot."

Another parent, Karen Phair, told us, "The library is nice. It has a story time and summer reading program, which keeps the reading up."

Educators worry the most about poorer kids falling behind in reading over the summer.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

Mary Richards

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