Summer is a Great Time to …


Throughout the summer, students should keep their minds active, and one of the easiest ways for us to support this is by encouraging our children to read a variety of books for pleasure.

We wanted to take remind our community that in addition to our sizeable school library, Bakersfield P.S. families have access to two on-line collections.  The Tumblebook Library can be accessed at home by logging in with the user name bakersfield and the password booksBookflix is another online resource you can access with the user id dsbyork and the passworddsby7692.  Please consider using these two excellent resources when reading with your children at home over the summer holidays (and throughout the year), or encouraging them to read independently on a computer or tablet.

Does your child speak a different first language?  Then read in that language, too!  Unite for Literacy is a free multi-platform website that contains dozens of early reading books across a number of themes, as well as a narration feature that will allow students to read or be read to, making it a worthwhile home activity for early readers.  While this is quite similar to the previously listed book repositories, Unite for Literacy also provides multilingual narration alongside the English narration, where your child might follow along the text with English narration and first-language translation, enabling them to work on reading skills and learn the language of instruction simultaneously.

Have a great summer and happy reading!